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Thursday 31st October

Pickford’s Plot

Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Pickford’s House, Derby, DE1 1DA
Cost: FREE – donations welcome
No need to book, just drop in
Wheelchair friendly
Suitable for children aged 5+ with their grown-ups

Join us for this nature focused session in Pickford’s garden during the holidays.

Powering the Mills

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm
Venue: Cromford Mills, DE4 3RQ
Cost: Adults: £5
Booking advised on 01629 823256
Not suitable for wheelchairs

The mastery of water power was essential to Arkwright’s success. Discover his ingenuity using this environmentally friendly power source, and where water still moves under your feet today on this guided tour.

Heage and the Duffield Frith walk

Time: 2pm to 5pm 
Starts: Eagle Tavern Car Park, Heage, DE56 2HU
Cost: Adults: £5, accompanied under 16s free
Pre-book at 
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Some steep or challenging sections

Four mile walk, with John Morrissey, to see and hear how a former medieval deer park lying at the northern edge of the Duffield Frith was acquired by the Hurt family using profits from mineral extraction to make them yet more money.

Transport in the Derwent Valley talk

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Room 10, Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU
Cost: FREE – donations welcome
Booking advised on 01629 536831
Wheelchair friendly, accessible toilets

From horse and cart to lorry, and steam engine to the possibilities of electrification, Adrian Farmer uses old photographs to explore the Derwent Valley’s past transport options.

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