Educational Trust Books
Belper Voices - This is the first of two volumes of studies of life in Belper in the nineteenth Century. It extends the biography of the town begun years ago in The Strutts and the Arkwrights. Volume one describes the town's first transport links by road and by rail. The latest book from the DVMWHS Educational Trust
Matlock Bath - A perfectly romantic place, by Christopher Charlton and Doreen Buxton Here is the story of Matlock Bath from its origin in the late seventeenth century to the recent past.
This new study of Cromford, the Arkwright family’s factory village, uses water-colours, drawings and photographs and previously unexplored archive material, to present an authoritative account of the origins and growth of this iconic settlement.
Derwent Valley Mills and their Communities
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.
The Strutts and The Arkwrights
R.S. Fitton and A.P. Wadsworth’s pioneering case study of the birth of the factory system in Derbyshire’s Derwent Valley, has long been recognised as a classic in the literature of the industrial revolution.
The Arkwrights, Spinners of Fortune
This is the definitive biography of Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) and the first detailed account of the life of his only son Richard Arkwright junior (1755-1843), and the dynasty of land owning gentry he founded and sustained from his immense wealth.