What is Derby known for?

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for the North Midland Railway in 1840, between Derby and Leeds. It was an ornate building, by Francis Thompson (Francis Thompson (architect)), which would have graced a Lord of the Manor. image 225px (Image:Bloodstock-logo.jpg) location Derby, England years_active 2001–2006 '''Bloodstock''' was an annual metal (Heavy metal music) music festival held from 2001

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Blur (Blur (band)) member Damon Albarn. He appeared on the popular BBC children's show ''Blue Peter'' twice. In 1745 the Jacobite Rising broke out in Scotland, and had soon spread to northern England. Newcastle feared both an attack from the north by Bonnie Prince Charlie who had gathered 5,000 men in Derby and a French invasion of southern England. In the panic a number of false rumours circulated around London, including news that Newcastle had

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in 1981 as the '''International Open''' at the Assembly Rooms (Assembly Rooms (Derby)) in Derby, and became the following year the second ranking event after the World Championship (World Snooker Championship). The event moved to the Eldon Square in Newcastle upon Tyne. Until 1984 the event was sponsored by Jameson Whiskey (Jameson Irish Whiskey). Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Derbyshire Derby wikipedia:Derby

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; The town name appears, nevertheless, as 'Darby' or 'Darbye' on early modern maps, such as that of Speed (1610). Modern research (2004) into the history and archaeology of Derby has provided evidence that the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons probably co-existed, occupying two areas of land surrounded by water. The ''Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'' (c. 900) says that "Derby is divided by water". These areas of land were known as ''Norþworþig'' ("Northworthy", "north enclosure") and Deoraby, and were at the "Irongate" (north) side of Derby. ''The Rivers of Time'' Ron McKeown, ISBN 0-9530603-7-3 16th century – 18th century During the Civil War (English Civil War) of 1642–1646, Derby was garrisoned by Parliamentary troops (New Model Army) commanded by Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, who was appointed Governor of Derby in 1643. These troops took part in the defence of nearby Nottingham, the Siege of Lichfield, the Battle of Hopton Heath and many other engagements in Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, as well as successfully defending Derbyshire against Royalist armies. A hundred years later, Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart) set up camp at Derby on 4 December 1745, whilst on his way south to seize the British crown. The prince called at The George Inn (The George Inn (Derby)) on Irongate, where the Duke of Devonshire had set up his headquarters, and demanded billets for his 9,000 troops. thumb Statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie on Cathedral Green (File:bonniequest.jpg) He stayed at Exeter House, Exeter Street where he held his ''"council of war"''. A replica of the room is on display at Derby Museum (Derby Museum and Art Gallery) in the city centre. He had received misleading information about an army coming to meet him south of Derby. Although he wished to continue with his quest, he was over-ruled by his fellow officers. He abandoned his invasion at Swarkestone Bridge on the River Trent just a few miles south of Derby. As a testament to his belief in his cause, the prince – who on the march from Scotland had walked at the front of the column – made the return journey on horseback at the rear of the bedraggled and tired army. Industrial Revolution Derby and Derbyshire were centres of Britain's Industrial Revolution. In 1717, Derby was the site of the first water powered silk mill (Derby Industrial Museum) in Britain, built by John Lombe and George Sorocold, after Lombe had reputedly stolen the secrets of silk-throwing (Silk throwing) from Piedmont in Italy (he is alleged to have been poisoned by the Piedmontese as revenge in 1722). In 1759, Jedediah Strutt patented and built a machine called the Derby Rib Attachment that revolutionised the manufacture of hose. This attachment was used on the Rev. Lee's Framework Knitting (Stocking frame) Machine; it was placed in front of – and worked in unison with – Lee's Frame, to produce ribbed hose (stockings). The partners were Jedediah Strutt, William Woollatt (who had been joined in 1758 by John Bloodworth and Thomas Stafford, all leading hosiers in Derby). The patent was obtained in January 1759. After three years, Bloodworth and Stafford were paid off, and Samuel Need – a hosier of Nottingham – joined the partnership. The firm was known as Need, Strutt and Woollatt. The patent expired in 1773, though the partnership continued until 1781 when Need died. Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Derbyshire Derby wikipedia:Derby

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such as Joan as Policewoman (Joan Wasser), Kris Drever, Lau, Jon Redfern, Dave Derby, Madam (Madam (band)), Poppy & the Jezebels, A Camp, Mascott, Gramercy Arms and The Nightjars. Reveal also book concerts and represent artists for publishing and agency work. The Reveal Records retail outlet closed down in early 2008 but they sell their label albums online at '''Reveal Records''' is a United Kingdom British

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. The event featured big-name mainstream, underground and new bands split between two stages, as well as a 'Metal Market' offering general genre merchandise (such as T-Shirts and jewelry) and CDs. The festival was well known for showcasing international bands for the first time in the UK and have debuted, among others, Blind Guardian and Nightwish. A separate spin-off open-air festival called Bloodstock Open Air was launched in 2005 to complement the indoor version. ref name

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manufacturing. Other companies of note include railway systems engineering firm Bombardier Transportation who manufacture railway rolling stock at the Derby Carriage and Wagon Works, HeroTSC, who deal with much of Sky's telephone support, and Alstom who manufacture large power plant boilers and heat exchangers. Derby was for many years a railway centre, being the former headquarters of the Midland Railway, with both British Rail workshops and research facilities

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Meanwhile he surveyed the Midland Counties Railway linking Nottingham, Derby and Leicester with Rugby (Rugby, Warwickshire), opened in 1839 Origins For many years the Midland had been wishing to extend its line from London St.Pancras (St. Pancras railway station) to Manchester, via Derby and the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway. thumb left Swarkestone Bridge (Image:Swarkestone Bridge.jpg) The ancient bridge at Swarkestone crosses the River Trent about 6 miles south of Derby and was for about 300 years the Midlands' main crossing of the Trent. The bridge is in total just under a mile long and has 17 arches. It was built in the 13th century to cross the river and its surrounding marshes. It is the longest stone bridge in England and holds Grade I listed building status. According to Pevsner Pevsner N, ''The Buildings of England . Derbyshire'' 2nd edition revised (1978) by Elizabeth Williamson, Penguin Books. 'Swarkeston', p337 the present part actually crossing the river, which has 5 arches, dates from the 18th century and was designed by Thomas Harrison (Thomas Harrison (architect)). Substantial work was carried out in 1795-1797 by Thomas Sykes, County Surveyor of Bridges for Derbyshire, at a cost of £3,550. Tibshelf has since redeveloped itself into a popular place to live, in part due to its location near the M1 motorway (Tibshelf services was originally named Chesterfield Services, but was rebranded due to being closer to Tibshelf) and its proximity to Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby, Chesterfield and Mansfield. The route of the closed Great Central railway line was redeveloped by Derbyshire County

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was renamed Derby Theatre. Along with the Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Theatre, it was operated by Derby LIVE, the cultural arm of Derby City Council. In 2012 Derby University took over as sole operator of Derby Theatre; Sarah Brigham was appointed Artistic Director, and has been in post since January 2013. QUAD (Derby QUAD) is a centre for art and film which opened on in 2008. The building has two cinema screens showing independent and mainstream cinema, two gallery spaces housing

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Pickford (his uncle), at his Hyde Park, London premises. Pickford worked with his uncle for about ten years, training first as a mason and then as an architect. Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Derbyshire Derby wikipedia:Derby


'''Derby''' ( ) is a city (City status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (unitary authorities of England) in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent (River Derwent, Derbyshire) and is located in the south of the county (ceremonial counties of England) of Derbyshire, of which it is traditionally the county town. In the 2011 census, the city had a population of 248,700 and 1,543,000 in the wider metro area.

As home to Lombe's Mill, the first factory in the world, Derby is considered a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. With 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.

Today, Derby is an internationally renowned centre for advanced transport manufacturing, home to the world’s second largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce (Rolls-Royce Group PLC), and Derby Litchurch Lane Works—the UK's only remaining train manufacturer. The Toyota Manufacturing UK's automobile headquarters is found just South of the city at Burnaston.

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