Introduction

The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Educational Trust is a registered Charity established in 2003 to provide carefully researched publications about the history of the Derwent Valley.

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Matlock Bath - A Perfectly Romantic Place

Matlock Bath - A Perfectly Romantic Place

Here is the story of Matlock Bath from its origin in the late seventeenth century to the recent past. At first, a remote rural spa, a century later, though still no more than a small village, its awesome scenery and mineral springs had become so highly regarded by fashionable visitors that it was spoken of alongside Bath, Buxton and Tunbridge Wells.

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Cromford Revisited

Cromford Revisited

This new study of Cromford, the Arkwright family's factory village, uses water-colours, drawings and photographs and previously unexplored archive material, to present an authoritative account of the origins and growth of this iconic settlement.

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The Derwent Valley Mills and Their Communities

The Derwent Valley Mills and Their Communities

This book tells the story of the industrialisation of Derbyshire's Derwent Valley during the last 30 years of the eighteenth century and beyond by successive generations of textile factory masters.

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The Strutts and the Arkwrights

The Strutts and the Arkwrights

R.S. Fitton and A.P. Wadsworth's pioneering case study of the birth of the factory system in Derbyshire's Derwent Valley, has long been recognised as a classic in the literature of the industrial revolution.

Out of print for many years, this paperback edition was commissioned by the Trust in 2012.

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The Arkwrights, Spinners of Fortune

The Arkwrights, Spinners of Fortune

This is the definitive biography of Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) and the first detailed account of the life of his only son Richard Arkwright junior (1755-1843), and the dynasty of land owning gentry he founded and sustained from his immense wealth.

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