The Silk Mill, Derby. Lombe's Silk Mill opened in 1721 with English technology developed in Italy which enabled silk to be thrown on machines driven by water power. Rebuilt after a 1910 fire, the Silk Mill now houses Derby's Museum of Industry and History. Thanks to Ivan of Czech Republic.
I received these following wonderful postcards of Derwent Valley Mills from Adrian of United Kingdom. Thanks so much.
Postcard 2 - Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mill
Sir Richard Arkwright built the world's first successful water-powered cotton mill in Cromford in 1771.
Postcard 3 - Darley Abbey MillsThe Darley Abbey Mills is a water-powered cotton factory site.
Postcard 4 -Strutt's North Mill, BlegerThe North Mill is the last remaining Strutt-built cottom mill in Belper, built in 1804 and now housing the Visitor's Center and exhibition on town's industrial heritage.
Postcard 5 - Masson MillsThe Masson Mill of 1783 proclaimed Sir Richard Arkwright's increasing wealth and self-confidence. Red brick was used in place of stone and the projecting section was topped by a bell cupola.
Postcard 6 - MilfordThe dyehouse chimney at Milford.