There are very many books which include reference to the Derwent Valley Mills and the events over 200 years ago which changed the way we live and work forever. However, the Derwent Valley Mills Educational Trust has undertaken to publish a number of books which help people to interpret the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
These books are available to buy from Cromford Mills shop, Strutt’s North Mill in Belper and other local bookshops.
The Derwent Valley Mills Souvenir Guide
A guide to the East Midland's only World Heritage Site. 'A beautiful valley studded with historic mills'
The Arkwrights, Spinners of Fortune
Robert Fitton, the author of this book died in 1987, but his commitment to discovering the truth about Richard Arkwright, his ambition and drive, his successor and their accomplishments, resulted in this book, the most thoroughly researched and complete biography of Richard Arkwright to date, and his life's work. Now reprinted by the Derwent Valley Mills Educational Trust, proceeds from the sale of this book will fund future publications about the Derwent Valley Mills and related topics.
The Strutts and the Arkwrights
This book had been out of print for over 40 years, but has now been reprinted by the Derwent Valley Mills Educational Trust. Proceeds from the sale of this book will fund future publications about the Derwent Valley Mills and related topics.
Cromford Revisited by Doreen Buxton and Christopher Charlton is a richly illustrated book examining aspects of the development of Cromford and Scarthin from the mid eighteenth century.
The Derwent Valley Mills and Their Communities
This recently reprinted lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the historic events during the 18th century which took place between Matlock Bath and Derby in the Derwent Valley as the new factory system was born and took shape.