Dr Michael Nevell
This introductory course will look at the surviving physical remains relating to industry in Derbyshire. Straddling the southern Pennines, the country is rich in minerals and a crossroads for transportation across the north Midlands into North West England and Yorkshire. Cromford saw the birth of the factory system with the establishment of Arkwright’s first cotton mill here in 1770 and is home to one of Britain’s 31 World Heritage Sites. This six-week course will cover the early extractive and the classic manufacturing industries of the Industrial Revolution – textiles, coal mining, limestone quarrying, engineering, canals and railways, as well as looking at the new industrial settlements of the 18th and 19th centuries. There is an optional field trip after the end of the course to Derbyshire.
Day: Wednesday Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
6 weeks, 2 October to 6 November 2019
The Angel Centre (www.theangelcentre.org.uk)
1 St Philips Place (off Chapel Street), Salford, M3 6FA
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To book please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to the address below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact the lecturer for further particulars.
Dr Michael Nevell,
Centre for Applied Archaeology, LG19, Peel Building,
University of Salford, Crescent, Salford, M5 4NW