We researched the history of Osmaston Park with Ellis, Jaydan, Cizz and Karnage. We went back about 1,000 years.
1086. Tax hits Osmaston.
William the Conqueror was King and he created the Domesday Book to record what people owed in tax. Osmaston or ‘Osmundestune’ was included. At the time it had 20 villagers – population today about 7,000. View Osmaston Domesday tax record.
1696. Osmaston Hall is built.
Osmaston Hall was built where Ascot Drive is today. We think the land that went with it included Osmaston Park. The Wilmot family from Chaddesden owned the hall and land for over 300 years.
1922. Osmaston public park is created.
By 1922 the land and the hall had been sold to different organisations. Derby council bought the last bit of land, 5 ½ acres for £7,300. It became a public park and it has been a park ever since!
1980s. Derby Caribbean Carnival.
Derby Caribbean Carnival’s weekend celebration is the biggest event at Osmaston Park. The event, which includes fairground rides, live music, different sound systems and food, has taken place at Osmaston Park for 30 years. The carnival is organised by Derby West Indian Community Association. Find out more.