Monday 3 August 2015


Derby is situated on the River Derwent just 14 miles from Nottingham. With a population of approximately 250,000 it is home to the first factory in the world - Lombe's Mill and arguably the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Derby was also an important strategic home for the British Railways Industry.

Derby today is known for its transport manufacturing with its Rolls-Royce aircraft engines, Toyota Cars at Burnaston and the last remaining train manufacturer Derby Carriage and Wagon Works or Derby Litchurch Lane Works as it is now called.

Historically Derby suffered in the same way as Nottingham with its notorious slum housing estates, the majority of which were cleared during the 1930's. The city of Derby today has a vibrant town centre as the Gateway to the Peak District and as the UK's most central city it has good access to the rest of the UK via road or rail.

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