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Derby
Derby is a central city, located in Derbyshire on the banks of the River Derwent in the East Midlands of England. Derby is located approximately 130 miles north of London.

Derby was one of the spawning grounds of England’s industrial revolution, being where some of the first textile factories and spinning mills were constructed. In 1717, Derby was the site of the first water powered silk mill in Britain, built by John Lombe and George Sorocold. Derby is still a centre for railway engineering and home to a large arm of legendary British engineering firm Rolls Royce.

The entrance gates of Derby Cathedral were refurbished in 2012 and renamed the Queen Elizabeth II Gates to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Derby is also famous for the River Derwent, a 66 mile long tributary of the River Trent, which it joins south of Derby. Now a popular leisure pursuits river and walking route, the river runs through several nature reserves.

Famous residents from Derby include; Joseph Wright, famous landscape and portrait painter and Ellen Macarthur who held a record for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe in a yacht.

Neighbouring towns include; Belper (9 miles) and Brailsford (7 miles).

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Brokers listed in Derby

Shevill Parkes & Co Ltd
Lighthouse Insurance Brokers Limited
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