wed06aprAll DayFeaturedTown Visit: DerbyDerby visit led by Maxwell Craven and Richard Blunt(All Day: wednesday) Book now

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£40 (excl. lunch)

Although suffering the depredations of the twentieth century, much of Derby’s Georgian heritage still remains and is testament to the prosperity of the city in the eighteenth century, when it was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the Midlands Enlightenment. This day-long tour of Derby, led by Maxwell Craven and Richard Blunt, will take in some of the city’s finest Georgian buildings, including Joseph Pickford’s St Helen’s House (1767), Derby Cathedral with its Robert Bakewell iron work (James Gibbs 1723-25, extended by Sebastian Comper 1968-1971), the Derby Silk Mill (1717-1721 now the Museum of Making), the former Shire Hall (George Eaton 1659-1660) and Judges’ Lodgings (John Welch 1809-1811), and Joseph Pickford’s own House (c.1765) in Friar Gate, a street largely re-developed under two improvement acts of 1768 and 1791. Participants to make their own arrangements for lunch at the many eateries in the city.

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