35. Derby (1) River, Streets & Buildings in the City Centre
Scenes from the English 'MIDLANDS'
Derby is a city in the north-east Midlands region of England and lies upon the banks of the River Derwent in the southern part of the county of Derbyshire, traditionally the county town.
Historically it is home to Lombe's Mill, the first factory in the world and Derby is considered an important birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
After the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, and due to its strategic central location, the city grew to become a foremost centre of the British rail industry. Fortunately, even today in the Derby is an internationally renowned centre for advanced transport manufacturing.
Derby is home to the world’s second largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, and Derby Litchurch Lane Work, sadly, the UK's last remaining train manufacturer. The automobile headquarters of Toyota Manufacturing UK is south of the city at Burnaston.
Derby Market Hall. The Derby Market Hall was opened in 1866 with a performance of Handel's Messiah!
The huge iron arches supporting the curved roof of the Market Hall.
A great variety of stalls in Derby Market
Left: The Guild Hall (also know as the Town Hall), Derby, which includes an entrance to the market. The Town Hall was built in 1841 by Habershon in dark stone with a tall central tower and domed top.
Right: The War Memorial in front of the Town Hall.
The impressive building of the old 'County Offices' in St Mary's Gate built in 1895-1896 or 1911?
Looking up St Mary's Gate from the old 'County Offices' to the Cathedral tower.
The entrances to the Strand Arcade, Derby, created in the 1870s to replicate London’s Burlington Arcade from designs by John Story.
A fine row of Georgian houses in the Strand
On the corner of Corn Market and Albert Street, Derby, is shop and clock marked Herbert Brown, quite a good looking building.
The River Derwent in Derby
A sculpture of the famous 'Derby Ram' entitled 'Boy on a Ram', in River Gardens near the bank of the River Derwent
One of the wide weirs on the River Derwent as it passes through Derby.
Its a pleasant walk by the River Derwent in Derby.
At the back of Derby Cathedral is a statue of Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788), 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', "It was a noble attempt" Dr Samuel Johnson
'Ye Olde Dolphin Inne' ... the Dolphin Inn, a gabled 16th century timber-framed house in Queen Street, Derby. The date on it says 1530, but is much restored.
Views down onto the River Derwent from the upper floors of the Hampton by Hilton Hotel
The travel lodge 'Hampton by Hilton' by the Bus station
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