Buxton International Festival

Christine and Alan Piper

Lumsdale – The Industrial Revolution in a Derbyshire Valley, 5:30pm Pump Roombutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Lumsdale, near Matlock, attracts thousands of visitors to its beautiful waterfall yet most know little of its industrial history.

In their new book, Christine and Alan Piper show that this small valley is a fascinating microcosm of the wider Industrial Revolution. The story of Lumsdale’s mills encompasses lead smelting, cotton spinning, bleaching and grinding industries and includes some of Derbyshire’s most colourful mill owners. Lumsdale’s ongoing conservation is being undertaken by the Arkwright Society.

Dates & Times

  • Tue 14 Jul 5:30pm
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12