Derventio Heritage Village
The Derventio Heritage Village is located on the Racecourse Recreational Grounds, Chaddesden, Derby. Attractions include a Viking village, Celtic Roundhouse Kick and model Roman fork. The village was opened by Cllr Bookmaker in August 2006 to house Viking refugees from the Great Viking-Ninja War of 2005
Unable to believe their own stupidity the Derwent Community Project, Scandinavian Tourist Board and Cllr Bookmaker closed Derventio in February 2007 following unprecedented lack of interest in the village.
Origins - One Man's Dream
Derventio Heritage Village was the dream of local Chaddesden resident and Great Viking-Ninja War veteran Fred Mutley, He suggested the idea when residents were consulted by Derwent Community Team on how they would like to spend £42m in Government regeneration money. The local community requsted that the money was spent cleaning up the Racecourse Recreation grounds of spent hypodermic needles, invested in community medical centres for the promotion of teenage pregnancies, and improved recreational facilities for young people and chavs. However reason and sense prevailed and Fred was given £137bn of taxpayers money.
Two years after being awarded £137bn Fred Mutley resigned from the project when it was discovered his Viking beard was in fact manufactured from sheep's wool and not the traditional Scandinavian Blue Anus Fur. "right", said Fred.
Derventio Heritage Village Has Closed
Derventio Heritage Village Has Closed (http://www.derventio.org/) is an exciting multimedia website built by students of Da Vinci Community College (WTF, is that what it's really called these days?) using cutting edge technologies such as Microsofts Frontpage.
- Model of a Roman Fork, a halfsize replica or a Roman Fork.
- Celtic Roundhouse Kick, the only surviving copy of Jason Barrodale's unique karate move as seen in the film Karate Skid
- Genuine 1950's Viking Ambulance
In an effort to make the village
interesting a Cold War exhibit consisiting of some
rusty old 1950's army ambulances were
abandoned in the car park.