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World Heritage UK’s 2024 webinar # 3 – Derwent Valley Mills

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

£5.00 – £25.00

Number 3 in a series of 7 webinar talks, on the UK’s World Heritage Industrial Heritage SitesThursday 7th March 2024.

World Heritage Site: Derwent Valley Mills – Industry in the Heart of Beauty

Derbyshire’s Derwent Valley is the birthplace of the factory system, where water power was first successfully harnessed for mass production, ushering in the modern industrial age. The need for people to come together to work in the mills resulted in the rapid creation of new communities, complete with infrastructure to provide for their educational and spiritual needs. Today those early mills, and their communities, can still be seen in their stunning valley landscape setting, some barely changed in over 200 years. Their significance was recognised in 2001 when they were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Speaker: Adrian Farmer, Heritage Coordinator, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Derbyshire County Council

Adrian has for nearly 20 years been coordinating all heritage aspects relating to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site – from planning responses to research, and engagement to promotion. He received the British Empire Medal in 2018 and was Highly Commended in the UK’s first Tourism Superstar Awards in 2012, for his work in this area. He has written eight local history books.

Times: 7 to 8pm, on Zoom. Zoom details usually sent out latest the day before the webinar.

Each webinar is recorded and uploaded to WHUK’s private YouTube channel. All ticket holders will be sent a link to the video, to revisit or catch up if the live talk was missed.

More details on this webinar to follow.

  • Thu 11th January – The Slate Landscape of NW Wales with David Gwyn (YouTube recording).
  • Thu 8th February – The Forth Bridge WHS with Mark Watson, Historic Environment Scotland and Karen Stewart, Fife Council (YouTube recording).
  • Thu 4th April – Cornish Mining with Ainsley Cocks from Cornwall County Council.
  • Thu 2nd May – Ironbridge Gorge with WHS Chair Marion Blockley
  • Thu 6th June – Saltaire with Sheena Campbell, Saltaire World Heritage Officer and Maggie Smith, Saltaire Collection
  • Thu 4th July – Reflecting on the UK’s Industrial World Heritage Sites with Ironbridge’s Brandi Hall-Crossgrove and Prof. Ian Wray from the Heseltine Institute, Liverpool University

Individual webinars cost £5 or buy all seven for £25.

Ticket sales for single tickets closes 3pm the day before the webinar.

Images of Cromford and Belper mill sites. © Derwent Valley Mills WHS Partnership


March 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
£5.00 – £25.00
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