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Mr Corden was Surveyor of Highways for Belper Rural District Council. This view shows the group of friends gathered on the occasion of the presentation of a watch to mark his retirement. He is shown with William Roberts (road foreman) who presented the watch, on the right of the picture. Mr Corden had to retire due to the Local Government Act of 1929. The watch is inscribed 'From workmates and friends as a token of the esteem held for Mr Corden and regret at his relinquishing the office of Surveyor of Highways.'