Answers – no cheating!
1. Which Derwent Valley Mill complex comprises four mills: West Mill, Long Mill, Middle Mill and East Mill?
Answer: Darley Abbey Mills
2. Which Mill is being redeveloped and will, hopefully, be re-opened later this year and will be called the Museum of Making?
Answer: The Silk Mill in Derby
3. In which Derwent Valley Mill can you experience the atmosphere of a working historic cotton mill and explore a roomful of bobbins?
Answer: Masson Mills in Matlock Bath
4. Which Derwent Valley Mill was adapted to produce cotton and wool yarns and is still producing high quality knitwear?
Answer: Lea Mills, Home of John Smedley Ltd
5. What is the name of the historic canal boat which, in normal times, takes visitors for trips on the Cromford Canal?
6. What is the name of the railway workshops which originally linked the Cromford Canal and the Cromford and High Peak Railway?
Answer: High Peak Junction Railway Workshops
7. What is the name of the street where Richard Arkwright built the first ever ‘industrial’ housing for his millworkers?
Answer: North Street
8. Which famous children’s author – A Traveller in Time – was born and brought up at Castle Top Farm, which overlooks the Derwent Valley at Cromford?
Answer: Alison Uttley
9. What is the name of the world’s first ‘Cotton Mill Town’?
10. Who created the Belper River Gardens in the early 1900s?
Answer: George Herbert Strutt
11. In which Derbyshire village would you find this sign? I wonder what the punishment was!
Answer: Darley Abbey
12. Who absconded to the USA in 1789 after working for Jedediah Strutt, and set up a cotton mill in Pawtucket, New England?
Answer: Samuel Slater
13. Darley Park used to be the extended grounds of which Derby Mansion?
Answer: Darley Hall
14. What’s missing from Heage Windmill in this photo – I don’t think there was much flour milling go on then?
15. What was Willersley Castle used for during the Second World War?
Answer: A maternity hospital
16. Don’t you just love Derbyshire villages – they have the weirdest things just waiting to be discovered by visitors. Do you know where this is, and what it is known as? What did it do?
Answer: This is the “Bear Pit” which carried water from the local lead mines into Cromford Mills
17. Where can you see this machine in operation and do you know what it’s called?
Answer: You can see this at Masson Mills in Matlock and it is called a Doubling Machine
18. What is this, who invented it, and where can it be seen in the Derwent Valley? (when we’re all able to get out and about again!)
Answer: This is Sir Richard Arkwright’s Water Frame – you can see working models at Strutt’s North Mill in Belper and Cromford Mills.
19. Where is this plaque?
Answer: Willersley Castle
20. Where was this and what was it used for?
Answer: This was at Cromford Mills and it was for carrying water into the Mill
21. Where is this?
Answer: St Mary’s Bridge Chapel, Derby
22. Where is this?
Answer: St Matthew’s School, Brick Row, Darley Abbey
23. This road has an interesting name – but where is it?
24. What was this building used for and where is it?
Answer: This used to be a farm – Moscow Farm and it is near Belper