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Belper from Old Photographs


Acclaimed as the world's first cotton mill town, Belper nestles by the River Derwent, 8 miles north of Derby. From a tiny village by an ancient deer park, it was transformed by the Strutt family and others into a vibrant industrial powerhouse by the end of the nineteenth century. The town faced huge challenges during the twentieth century as mills and factories closed, and Belper adapted to survive. The present-day town lies at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, which is recognised as the birthplace ...

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Belper From Old Photographs
2013, Amberley Publishing, Chalford

ISBN-13: 9781445619446


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