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.
It describes the communities they built in Cromford, Lea Bridge, Belper, Milford and Darley Abbey, reproducing the evidence of the Valley's textile heritage which was submitted to UNESCO, leading to the inscription of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in December 2001.
It includes photographs of a large proportion of the Site's 838 listed buildings and biographical notes of the key players Sir Richard Arkwright, Richard Arkwright junior, Charles Bage, the Evans dynasty, Peter Nightingale and Jedediah and William Strutt.
World Heritage Celebration, Cromford Mill
A History of a Derbyshire Village in Words and Pictures
The many descriptions of Matlock Bath from visitors and residents over the centuries, and pictures from a unique private archive, combine to provide a biography of this much visited Derbyshire village.
This is the story of a remote rural hamlet which grew to become a nationally famous Spa, before finding the place it holds today as the East Midlands’ favourite day-out destination.
Performances: World Heritage Celebration; July 16th , Cromford Mill (Wharf Building) at 10.30am and 2.00pm
Admission Free, booking advisable on 07784875333 and [email protected]
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.View details...