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This is a special edition of my Derby streets by car in HD series. This is a  real-time drive around the former Baseball Ground  (D.C.F.C.) land that is now a housing estate.
I took this video on 23rd and 24th of August 2012.

Best watched at 720p/1080p fullscreen (if your system/net connection is up to it)

This estate is not on Google maps or Google Streetview so doubt many people will have seen this new estate.
** NOTE Update - This estate is now on streetview as of June 2015 but of course its not quite the same as driving around it :)

0:00 Aerial view of the former BBG back in 1997
0:12 Cambridge Street heading towards the former Baseball Ground.
0:36 Ahead you can see the location of the commemorative sculpture designed by artist Denis O'Connor.
0:40 Left here if you want Shaftesbury sports centre.
0:43 Right onto Shaftesbury Crescent North.
0:49 Left onto Baseball Drive
1:12 Right, Baseball Drive continues.
1:31 On the right is Keepers Green
1:54 These blocks stop you from driving onto Harrington Street ahead.
1:56 Right onto Vulcan Street.
2:10 Left onto Shaftesbury Crescent
2:31 180 degree turn and back in the other direction.
2:32 Shaftesbury Crescent towards the former BBG
2:46 right into Vulcan Street
3:00 Left into Baseball Drive
3:07 On left is Keepers Green
3:37 Woman with a deathwish !
3:45 Colombo Street
3:51 Right here for Rachel's Flying Sausage mobile takeaway !
3:52 The away fans would have walked this way.
3:56 X4 speed all the way to Osmaston Road.
4:10 Views of the Baseball ground commemorative sculpture (see below for more details)

Strata Euphoria, Prospect park :
This 149 house estate consists of designer 2,3 and 4 bedroom apartments. This estate is known as Euphoria, Prospect park, Derby. The streets have been given suitable names in keeping with the history of the location such as Baseball Drive and Keepers Green.

Baseball ground commemorative sculpture :
The 15-foot high metalwork, featuring three footballers dribbling, shooting and tackling, was officially revealed at the Normanton site on 10th September 2010 by ex-Ram Roger Davies and designed by artist Denis O'Connor. Commissioned by developers Spirita and Strata, which built the 149-house estate on the former ground.

One thing that may not come across in my video is the diabolical road surface, I've never seen such a terrible road, you need a 4x4
to use these roads and they have been in this state for a couple of years. Must be a pain for those people living here!

I have a special section on my website of photographs from the BBG :

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Andy's Driving videos around Derby, Derbyshire, UK :
Are you an ex-pat of Derby, feeling homesick? Or perhaps you just want a clear way of giving someone directions to a location in Derby or just want to show people your Derby Street. Well in this video and the many others I have made, you will be able to take a virtual drive around the city of Derby's streets as though you were in the driving seat. I use a dash-mounted camera, Traffic lights and heavy traffic have been edited out.

Hope you found this of interest.



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