The Derwent Valley Mills Heritage Site Educational Trust is a registered Charity established in 2003 in answer to a recommendation from UNESCO to provide carefully researched publications about the history of the Derwent Valley.
Initial funding was supplied by the Derbyshire Building Society and the University of Derby and, from the outset, the Trust has run a revolving fund whereby new publications are funded by existing titles.
Recently the Trust has received grants from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Lottery Heritage Fund, which it very gratefully acknowledges.
Recently the Trust has received grants from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England from the Great Place Scheme in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
The Trust is run by a group of volunteers who all share a commitment to making Derbyshire's history and built heritage more widely appreciated, better understood and accessible to all.
We work closely with the DVMWHS Coordination Team. The Trust is very appreciative of the support from both Derbyshire Dales District Council and Derbyshire County Council.
The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Educational Trust, Charity number 1099279.
We aim to achieve the highest standards of accuracy and all the Trust's new publications are considered by a panel of well-informed readers before they are accepted for publication. We also reprint well regarded classic texts.
Our books and guides are informative, attractive and a pleasure to read.
The Trust's other concern is the World Heritage Site's present and future condition and it has, in the recent past, submitted views on the proposals for the redevelopment of the East Mill in Belper, and the adjoining sites, and on the next World Heritage Site Management Plan.
Please direct all enquiries to [email protected].
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...