Cromford Mill


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The Cromford Mill is a former water-powered cotton spinning mill located in the village of Cromford, Derbyshire, England. It went into history as the first cotton spinning mill to be powered by water as well as the first successful industrial-scale cotton production factory. The Cromford Mill had a tremendous influence on the cotton industry as well as the Industrial Revolution and is considered one of the first modern factories.

The cotton spinning mill at Cromford was built by English entrepreneur Richard Arkwright and his business partners in 1771. It started operating one year later, however, the work in the mill is thought to be mostly experimental until Arkwright filled a patent for carding machine in 1775 which also reveal a few documents from that time. And it was this carding machine which enabled to turn raw cotton into yarn and Arkwright’s water frame (he patented it in 1769) that launched mass production of cotton and made Arkwright and his business partners a fortune. The entrepreneur later built or leased a number of mills throughout the country, while his cotton production process was soon adopted by other entrepreneurs in Britain and abroad. Arkwright later lost his patents but most of the water-powered cotton spinning mills worldwide were built under license.

Taken on Tuesday 22nd July , a day out with Judy my sister in law. Edited in ipiccy to bring the colour contrast up a little. Used my Pentax kx, and pentax 16-45 lens.
24/07/2014 - 09:26trixie
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Mac

Link Posted 24/07/2014 - 12:54
Love the history and the picture - hope you both had a wonderful time.
Mac from Montreal

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 24/07/2014 - 13:11
Lovely
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trixie

Link Posted 24/07/2014 - 14:37
Mac wrote:
Love the history and the picture - hope you both had a wonderful time.

thank you Mac, my mum worked in A cotton mill in Lancashire before she married my father, it was hard heavy work, she would be shocked to see the mill lookinglike this. With little shops and cafes and a boat trip along the canal too.

trixie

Link Posted 24/07/2014 - 14:37
GIULIO57 wrote:
Lovely

thank you so much Giulio

tyronet2000

Link Posted 24/07/2014 - 15:17
Lovely picture Trixie made more interesting with the description
Regards
Stan

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Teaka53

Link Posted 24/07/2014 - 22:17
Interesting history lesson, like the shot as well
Malc

pauljay

Link Posted 25/07/2014 - 07:53
A nice calming location, and photo!
Paul.

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trixie

Link Posted 25/07/2014 - 13:15
pauljay wrote:
A nice calming location, and photo!

Teaka53 wrote:
Interesting history lesson, like the shot as well

tyronet2000 wrote:
Lovely picture Trixie made more interesting with the description

thank you Paul, Malc and Stan, it is a lovely place, and we are going next week to take a boat trip along the canal too. More photos to follow.

drobbia

Link Posted 30/07/2014 - 04:57
Its placid and relaxing. Very nicely captured. The history is informative and the narrative allows me to "feel" the past -- thanks again -- tg
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