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Arkwright Society Evening Talk: Water Power

Tue 21st May
Water Power
Arkwright Society Evening Talk: Water Power in the Derwent Valley, Past and Present

Ian Jackson talks about the expansion of water management in the Derwent Valley to become an eco-friendly powerhouse in the 18th century, and whether we can utilise these sources again.

Time: 7pm, wine and cheese will be served. 7.30pm: talk
Cost: £8
Venue: Cromford Mills, DE4 3RQ

Places are limited and advance booking is recommended:
By phone: 01629 823256
By online booking:
In person at The Mill Shop, Cromford Mills,


Come and discover Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills, hidden within the scenic Derwent Valley. Built in 1771 to house the first water-powered cotton spinning mill, the site became the birthplace of the modern factory system. Cromford Mills is internationally recognised as part of the Derwent Valley Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to the ground-breaking ingenuity that was quickly replicated in mills across the world, transforming the global textile industry.

For more information visit Cromford Mills website.

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