Derby is a central city,
located in Derbyshire on the banks of the River Derwent in the East Midlands of
Derby is located approximately 130 miles north
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.
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.
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
Neighbouring towns include; Belper (9 miles) and
Brailsford (7 miles).