The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright. These mills were all Strutt owned and financed. Other notable 18th-century figures with connections to Derby include the painter Joseph Wright , known as Wright of Derby, who was known for his innovative use of light in his paintings and was an associate of the Royal Academy ; and John Whitehurst , a clockmaker and philosopher. Erasmus Darwin , doctor, scientist, philosopher and grandfather of Charles Darwin , whose practice was based in Lichfield , Staffordshire was a frequent visitor to Derby, having founded the Derby Philosophical Society. Derby’s place in the country’s philosophical and political life continued with Henry Hutchinson who was an active member of the Fabian Society.

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Was the LMS too big? Frederic Stansfield In his reply to my earlier letter about the size of the LMS September issue , Doug Landau November issue makes many interesting points describing the company’s engineering innovations. But two of Landau’s examples show how engineering developments within the LMS were subordinated to business issues.

LMS management’s rejection of electrification proposals, because of insufficient return on capital, is unsurprising when neither the scheme nor the one linked London with a major city such as Birmingham. Also, the belt repair system to which Landau refers represented the development in Britain of “scientific management” techniques.

The Editors of this magazine, which does not set out to be profound, have been highly successful in capturing material both from professional locomotive engineers (who very sadly are a shrinking breed), from senior railway managers, and from people like Andrew Dow who enjoyed priviledged access to railways at an early age.

Here’s the headline news on road transport people and job changes. For the latest full stories subscribe or log in to the current edition. For the latest job vacancies, click on JOBS. Mr Wood has been research and engineering executive director at the group’s “emissions solutions” division, based alongside the long-established Cummins diesel engine manufacturing plant in Darlington, County Durham, since April For nearly seven years before that he was research and engineering executive director at Huddersfield, West Yorkshire-based Cummins Turbo Technologies.

Both these operations are part of a global components division, headed by Tracy Embree, and encompassing electronics and fuel systems, turbochargers, filters and exhaust emissions control equipment used on many other engines as well as Cummins’ own. Mr Wood joined Cummins in as advanced engineering programme leader. Posts he subsequently held include heavy-duty turbocharger chief engineer and director of engineering in the group’s Asia operation.

He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sheffield. More information at www. David Gregory has joined Tiger Trailers, a fast-growing Cheshire-based trailer-maker and bodybuilder set up four years ago by brothers Steven and John Cartwright, to take charge of health, safety and environmental hse matters.

Mr Gregory is a health and safety specialist who has worked for the past ten years at the giant GE group’s oilfield services and products divisions, latterly as “hse leader” at Skelmersdale, Lancashire-based Baker Hughes. For three years before that he was health and safety adviser at Indesit, an Italian manufacturer of domestic appliances. Sceptics doubted that there was room in the highly competitive UK truck and trailer bodywork market for a new entrant starting from scratch but the Tiger Trailers success story so far has proved them wrong.

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Crossing the Irish Sea by the ‘Short Sea route’. One of the shortest crossings between Mainland Britain and Ireland is that between Portpatrick and Donaghadee. This is about 22 miles and the settlement of Scots in Ulster created traffic. The main traffic was not mail, but cattle on the hoof. John Smeaton improved the harbour at Portpatrick.

The East Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and region has an area of 15, km 2 (6, sq mi), with a population over million in

Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Hundreds of sports stars, celebrities, scientists, community champions and politicians have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours. Overall an astonishing 1, people are honoured by the Queen for services to the arts, charity, business and more. Read More Hillsborough crusader: Here are some of the big names who’ll be dressing up for a trip to Buckingham Palace – plus a full list of all those getting a gong.

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I have a couple of photographs taken in of WSMT coaches that had arrived in Manchester on the night service. They may be seen by following this link: The night service was numbered X20 and 97B on the same basis. In the summer timetable the northbound X30 took 9 hours 45 minutes end to end 9 hours 33 minutes southbound. Can anyone tell if this photo was taken in the Manchester area? Perhaps the railway catenary at top right is a clue?

A study by Highways England released in October found 60 per cent of drivers who drove at 60mph through a roadworks zone had a decreased average heart rate indicating a reduction in frustration.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent. For services to Science. For services to Palliative Care. For services to Art. Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge. For services to Higher Education. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Mrs Naila Zaffar. Headteacher, Copthorne Primary School, Bradford. For services to local and national Education.

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Kindred Spirits each and every one. Above all else there is the generosity of contributors whose photographs of steam days from fifty-odd years ago make this site possible. Indeed the remit has always been to give a voice to new talent on the Internet Now there’s a conundrum! The talent to which I am referring are gentlemen born and raised during the s and s, who spent the best part of their youth dashing around the country in the pursuit of loco numbers or taking photographs of trains just for the fun of it.

A man has been left with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed through a car window in Derbyshire. The incident happened in Sheffield Road, Chesterfield at around pm on Thursday July.

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It also has some history in the beginnings of Received Pronunciation and southern England accents. The above links expand on these in detail. The area is known historically for its food, examples of which include Red Leicester , the Lincolnshire sausage , the Melton Mowbray pork pie , Stilton , the Bakewell tart , and the Bramley apple. Lord Byron and D.

Classic Bike Events. Ted Simon’s new book. Now aged 81, serial motorcycling globe-trotter Ted Simon, famous for Jupiter’s Travels, is back in the UK promoting his new book, Rolling through the isles.. Ted lives in the USA now, but being British, this is naturally where his roots are. And deep roots they are.

All classics Number of Cars Attending: Food, Refreshments and Beer Marquee. American Number of Cars Attending: Well over a Times: Tatton Park nr Knutsford Area: This July will be a terrific opportunity to see over classic vehicles at one of the most comprehensive and diverse shows in the summer classic car calendar. Home to the Gillow family of furniture makers, it boasts unrivalled collections of exquisite furniture and artefacts.

Take the opportunity to photograph classic cars in the historic parkland against the backdrop of the dramatic Lakeland fells, and explore the grounds and gardens. Plenty of club stands and over classic vehicles will be on show including cars, motorcycles, vans, trucks, 4x4s, military vehicles and commercials. Highlights of the show include full arena displays and commentary throughout the day, plus trade stands and the ever-popular auto-jumble for the chance to pick up that elusive spare part, or classic insignia.

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