Belper From Old Photographs

Belper From Old Photographs

Buildings in Derbyshire

Buildings in Derbyshire

Belper Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th April 2010

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Belper has changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781848685833

From the late eighteenth century, the Industrial Age transformed Belper from a small village of nail-makers to a busy and successful town. Thanks to the Strutt family, the town was the first in the world to have water-powered cotton mills, and the hundreds of people that flocked to work in those mills were provided with homes, chapels, schools and much more. Since Belper was inscribed on to the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Derwent Valley Mills Site in 2001, the drive to save, enhance and restore the historic town has never been greater. By comparing views from years past, this book helps to define what has survived, what has been lost, and what we can do to ensure Belper remains the unique historic community it is today.

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