Derwent Valley Mills Through Time by Adrian Farmer
The textile mills in the Derwent Valley had a massive impact on world history. This was the birthplace of the modern factory, where the innovations of industrial pioneers, coupled with access to tireless water power, enabled mass production to occur for the first time. The communities created to support the early mills are remarkable, and much has survived of the early workers housing in Cromford, Belper, Milford and Darley Abbey.
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Derwent Valley Mills have changed and developed over the last century