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Arkwright’s Mill, Cromford, Matlock

There are many places in the World, which claim to be the birth place of the industrial revolution and Arkwright’s Mill in Cromford, near Matlock Derbyshire, certainly has the right to be on that list as it is regarded widely as the birthplace of the modern factory or ‘mill’ system. Continue reading

Bakewell Baking Festival

Saturday 23rd May – Monday 25th May 2020

What better place to hold a baking festival than the home of the Bakewell Pudding, note the use of pudding and not tart, that’s extremely important when you buy a Bakewell Pudding (or tart) in Bakewell, because they are not the same thing.  The tart is a Kiplings copy of the pudding, which can be bought in a couple of locations within the Town. Read more about the Bakewell Baking Festival

Winter at Chatsworth House

There’s always something on at Chatsworth House and during the quiet winter months there are two events that may be of interest.

Between the 21st January and the 27th February there’s the opportunity to take a look into the working life a seamstress working at Chatsworth House.  You will get to see the type of work undertaken from repairing old fabrics to preparing for the Christmas festivities that happen every year at Chatsworth.
Read more about events at Chatsworth House

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

6th – 8th December 2019

Now in it’s 24th year, the Matlock Victorian Christmas Market has become a major event in the town’s calendar.

Over the weekend Hall Leys Park is transformed into a traditional Victorian Market, with over 200 stalls and in recent years has included a continental style food market selling a wide range of interesting and tasty Christmas treats.
Read more about Matlock Victorian Market

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