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Wirksworth Denis Eardley

Wirksworth

Denis Eardley

Published August 30th 2005
ISBN : 9781845881061
Paperback
128 pages
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This fascinating collection of over 220 old photographs shows, in fine detail, some of the changes that have taken place in Wirksworth and the surrounding villages over the last hundred years. Lead-mining gave the area prosperity, and, at the heightMoreThis fascinating collection of over 220 old photographs shows, in fine detail, some of the changes that have taken place in Wirksworth and the surrounding villages over the last hundred years. Lead-mining gave the area prosperity, and, at the height of the mining boom, Wirksworth was its capital. This increased the towns role as a market and business centre, something which is reflected in its many interesting old buildings. In more recent years, the town began to decline and buildings fell into disrepair. This was arrested dramatically by the success of the Wirksworth Project, culminating in the award of the Europa Nostra medal for the exemplary regeneration of the town.