ENBIS-16 in Sheffield

11 – 15 September 2016; Sheffield Abstract submission: 20 March – 4 July 2016

Industrial Heritage Visit to Cromford Cotton Mill

14 September 2016, 13:40 – 18:00

Our trip this year is to Cromford Mill, the world’s first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill. The Mill was built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright and forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Arkwright made several inventions himself, but is better remembered for his entrepreneurial activity, adopting and organizing the work of others to found the modern factory system. In later life he became known as the ‘Father of the Industrial Revolution’. Our visit includes a tour of the Mill and a traditional cream tea. We plan to return via the scenic route to take in some of Sheffield’s ‘Golden Frame’ in the Peak District National Park.

  • 13.40: Pick up at the University of Sheffield.
  • 14.30: Arrival at Cromford Mill – DE4 3RQ.
  • 16.45: Departure; return via the Peak District/scenic route.
  • 18.00: Arrival at the University of Sheffield.

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