Derwent Valley Mills and their Communities
THE DERWENT VALLEY MILLS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES
Paperback, 115 pages, 2nd impression, 2011, £18.00
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.
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