About the Author:
Well-known local historian and researcher, and once the Editor of the Ripley and Heanor News, Adrian Farmer is the heritage co-ordinator of the World Heritage Site - in 2010 he was asked to switch on Belper town's Christmas lights. Adrian regularly leads guided walks and gives talks about the World Heritage Site. He created the Discovery Days Festival in 2005, which now brings in over 15,000 visitors to the World Heritage Site every year. In 2012 he was highly commended in Visit England’s first Tourism Superstar award scheme.