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Derbyshire played an important part in the history of Britains industrial development. The Romans mined lead here and from medieval times coal mining, iron working and the manufacture of pottery were all important.

Michael Smith tells the fascinating story of the inventors, entrepreneurs and artisans who contributed to the Industrial Revolution in Derbyshire.

This ebook only publication is an abridged version of the Industrial Derbyshire publication which can be found in its entirety as an ebook and as a hardback.

The chapters included in this book are:CoalIron and SteelLead MiningThe Chemical and Nuclear IndustriesEngineering

About the author

Michael Smith was born and educated in Derby. After commercial experience with a national group of electrical wholesalers he trained to be a teacher at Bishop Lonsdale College. After a successful career in education he retired as Vice-Principal of Castle Donington Community College in 2005.

His academic qualifications include a BA (Hons) from the Open University, a Masters degree from Nottingham University and a specialist qualification in local history from the University of Keele.

A successful author, with five previous books to his credit, he also worked as a lecturer in local history for the WEA and Nottingham University.

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