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A Virtual Tour of the Strutt Community, Belper

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A virtual tour of the Strutt Community, Belper

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A look at the rise and fall of the Strutt family’s mill complex at Belper, including digital footage recreating the site at its most complete.

This talk will also cover the Strutt family’s provision for their workers – homes, chapels and leisure facilities - over successive generations.

It was thanks to the Strutt family that Belper was the first town in the world to have water powered cotton mills. People flocked to Belper to work in the mills which, in turn, brought homes, shops and chapels.

Belper was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Derwent Valley Mills in 2001 and the drive to save, enhance and restore the historic town has never been greater.

This virtual tour will be delivered via ZOOM by Belper historian, Adrian Farmer, who has been the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Co-ordinator for over 17 years. Adrian has also published a number of books about Belper and the wider World Heritage Site.

This free ZOOM talk will commence promptly at 7pm. Once you have registered, Eventbrite will send you all the necessary links before the event to enable you to join the talk from the comfort of your own space.

You will need a laptop/desktop/tablet computer with video and audio and you will also require a reliable internet connection. Please make sure your camera is switched off and mic is muted during the talk, which will be recorded so it can be shared via the DHBT website following the presentation.

Although this talk is free, we would welcome donations to Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust, which can be made via our website: www.derbyshirehistoricbuildingstrust.org.uk

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Established in 1974, Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) has been responsible for the rescue of many historic buildings throughout Derbyshire.  Using their skills and knowledge, members of the Trust identify neglected and abandoned historic buildings and then work to bring them back into new sustainable use.
The Trust is a non-profit registered charity that is committed to the heritage of Derbyshire, working with its own in-house professionals to provide help and advice to groups and individuals sharing a passion for historic buildings.  

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