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Secret Derby Maxwell Craven

Secret Derby By Maxwell Craven

Secret Derby by Maxwell Craven

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Explore Derby's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

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Secret Derby by Maxwell Craven

Derby's history goes back almost 2,000 years, despite a refoundation on a revised site in the tenth century. It is a county town but in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was home to a number scientific and entrepreneurial innovators. Their efforts led to a radical transformation of the borough in the Regency period, which was followed by the introduction of heavy industry: iron founding, railways and textiles. In the twentieth century, some of the older industries went into eclipse and were succeeded by new, high-tech ones. Derby became the focus of a new diocese in 1927, was elevated to city-status in 1977 and entered the present century much expanded and with a lot to look forward to. Yet Derby retains much of its historic core and is full of neglected corners, lost elements and little-known aspects, some of which were once crucial components of its long history, such as missing medieval churches, impressive ancient houses, unexpected survivals and partly unrealised 1930s' urban renewals. If you think you know your Derby - think again!

About Maxwell Craven

Maxwell Craven has written extensively on architecture and antiques for the Georgian Group Journal, Country Life, and various local magazines. Whilst he has written extensively on the history of Derby and Derbyshire, on architecture and on the Midlands Enlightenment, his real love is for Roman history and post-Roman Britain. His most recent book is 'Magnus Maximus, a Neglected Roman Emperor and his British Legacy' and he has written a comprehensive guide to the Saxon Shore forts of Britain. He is a former chairman of Derby Conservation Area Advisory Committee, a member of Derby Cathedral FAC, a Trustee of Derby Bridge Chapel and the Derby Museums Trust, was Derby Museum Assistant Keeper of Archaeology and from 1982 Keeper of Antiquities. He was awarded an honorary the University of Derby; he was made MBE and elected FSA in 1999.

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Secret Derby by Maxwell Craven
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