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Derby


Derby is a city in the East Midlands. As of the 2011 census, it had a population of 248,700.

Derby is credited as being the location were the Industrial Revolution began. The city was the site of the first fully mechanized factory in the world (Lombe's Mill), which was constructed in 1721.

Today, Derby is home to the UK's only train manufacturer (Derby Litchurch Lane Works - formerly known as Derby Carriage and Wagon Works), and the world's second largest aero-engine manufacturer (Rolls-Royce). Additionally, the automobile manufacturer Toyota has their UK base of operations just to South of the city at Burnaston.


Key Facts about Derby


Here are some key facts about Derby:
  1. Derby is a city in the East Midlands region of England.

  2. The city is credited with being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

  3. In the 19th century, Derby became an important rail hub.

  4. Today, Derby remains an important center of rail, aero-engine, and automobile manufacturing.

  5. Derby, although a large town with a cathedral, only acquired city status relatively recently. City status was awarded by Queen Elizabeth II on June 7th 1977 as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations (marking 25 years since her ascension to the throne).

  6. Derby holds an important place in the history of the Labour movement. It contains one of only two seats won by the Labour Representation Committee (predecessor of today's Labour Party) in the 1900 general election.

  7. Derby is also well-known as a centre of the deaf community. It is believed to have the second largest deaf population (after London of any UK city, it is home to The Royal School for the Deaf, and the city is known for its strong sign language-using community.

  8. Derby Arboretum, which opened in 1840, was one of the first public parks in the world. It was visited by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1859, and is believed to have provided part of the inspiration for his design of Central Park in New York City.

  9. Derby can be reached by the M1 motorway which runs about 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the East of the city. A-roads to Derby include the A6, the A38, the A50, the A52, and the A61.

  10. Derby is connected by rail to London, the Northeast, and the Southwest. Passenger rail services at Derby station are provided by East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry.

  11. East Midlands Airport is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the East of Derby. It is mainly served by budget airlines, and provides flights to domestic and European destinations.


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Derby DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Derby, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)

By Younghusband European City Notebooks

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Paperback (144 pages)

Derby DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Derby, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)
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This UK City Notebook is designed to inspire listmakers, curators and travelers to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and to journal the dickens out of their time in the city. This city notebooks is a do it (all) yourself notebook crafted for independent travelers and thinkers!

Derby is a brilliant city! Which begs the question, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized, eh?

You hold in your hands a journal and city guide re-invented for listmakers, curators, travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook can help you keep all your important information about Derby organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this notebook to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Derby has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time with boots on the ground in Derby! This is the perfect place to write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city — which is why it's your diy city guide.

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Bitch, Please. I'm From Derby.: A Vulgar Adult Composition Book for a Native Derby England, United Kingdom Resident

By Offensive Journals

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Bitch, Please. I m From Derby.: A Vulgar Adult Composition Book for a Native Derby England, United Kingdom Resident
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Bitch, Please. I'm From Derby.: A Vulgar Adult Composition Book for a Native Derby England, United Kingdom Resident

Why use a boring black and white marbled composition book when you can write in one that talks shit to the person behind you? This notebook features a snarky title showing your home town pride. Click on our brand to see other styles as well!

  • 120 pages (60 sheets)
  • Blank lined
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  • Book dimensions: 7.5 in. x 9.25 in. (19.05 cm. x 23.5 cm.)
  • Matte finish, soft cover
  • Perfect composition book for taking notes, making lists, journaling, or a diary.

Derby Its not just a place its a feeling: England | notebook | 120 pages | dot grid

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Derby Its not just a place its a feeling: England | notebook | 120 pages | dot grid
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Show love for your hometown!

This beautiful city is your home. Here you were born and raised. On 120 empty pages you can write down a lot. Take this journal with you on your next trip. Since your birth you love this city. The perfect gift for your mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece or grandma. This girl loves her city! Its in her DNA. Remember your city after your next move and write down what you love about the city.

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HEART OF ENGLAND: Including Derbys, Notts, Lincs ,Staffs, Leics, Warwicks,West Midlands and Northants. (The Hidden Inns)

By Barbara Vesey

Travel Publishing
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HEART OF ENGLAND: Including Derbys, Notts, Lincs ,Staffs, Leics, Warwicks,West Midlands and Northants. (The Hidden Inns)
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Another title in the Hidden Inns series of regional guides, which cover "hidden" pubs and inns throughout the United Kingdom. The series originates from the enthusiastic suggestions of the landladies and landlords of inns reviewed in the Hidden Places series of travel guides and from Hidden Places readers who want to be directed to traditional inns with atmosphere and character, which are so much a part of our British heritage. The inns reviewed in the book may have been coaching inns and have definitely been a part of the history of the village or town in which they are located for many, many years. All of the inns reviewed have been visited by a Travel Publishing researcher and all serve food and drink. Many also offer the visitor accommodation.

Complementing the Hidden Places of the Heart of England, The Hidden Inns of the Heart of England offers the visitor a wide selection of pubs and inns in a region rich in scenic, historical and cultural diversity. There is an informative introductory narrative in each chapter containing historical facts, important landmarks and places to visit. A full page is devoted to each pub or inn and contains an attractive line-drawing, full name, address and telephone number, directions on how to get there, descriptive narrative and a handy summary of opening hours, food served, credit cards accepted, accommodation provided, other facilities offered, entertainment as well as local places of interest and local activities available. The attractive full-colour cover features The Bull Inn, Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, Warwickshire, The Nelson Inn, Chorley, Staffordshire and The Anglers Rest, Bamford, Derbyshire.

Travel Report: An Apprenticeship in the Earl of Derby's Kitchen Gardens and Greenhouses at Knowsley, England (Ex Horto: Dumbarton Oaks Texts in Garden and Landscape Studies)

By Hans Jancke

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Released: 2013-09-09
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Travel Report: An Apprenticeship in the Earl of Derby s Kitchen Gardens and Greenhouses at Knowsley, England (Ex Horto: Dumbarton Oaks Texts in Garden and Landscape Studies)
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For centuries, travel was an important part of a gardener's initial and continuing professional training. Educational journeys to parks and gardens at home and abroad were consistently recorded in lengthy reports and articles for professional journals. The travel report by Hans Jancke (1850-1920), a court gardener who served the Prussian kings in Potsdam, Germany, is typical of this genre. Jancke's manuscript, which until now remained unpublished, describes his 1874-1875 apprenticeship at Knowsley, the seat of the Earl of Derby near Liverpool, England. Containing extensive plant lists and detailed descriptions of the horticultural regimens observed in the estate's kitchen gardens and greenhouses, the text is augmented by several measured drawings executed by Jancke. These illustrations include the hothouses used for fruit forcing, vegetable production, and exotic ornamentals, as well as a site plan based on Jancke's own survey data. Professionally focused travel journals of gardeners and garden artists were for a long time ignored as sources to be taken seriously in historical research. But Jancke's eyewitness account, especially as it documents an intense scientific curiosity, demonstrates the potential of these texts for illuminating the more technical and practical aspects of the history of the garden arts.


 
 
 

 
 
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