"The River Derwent" Cromford Things to Do Tip by stevezero

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  The River Derwent , Cromford
by stevezero

The River Derwent cuts a swathe through Cromford and is the primary reason for the villages existance. The water from the river was used to power the early textile machinery in the mills built here by Sir Richard Arkwright, which spurred the industrial revolution. The rest as they say is history!

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  • Written Jul 10, 2005
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