Well dressings with the subjects
"Belper North Mill" & "Peregrines".
Linda's paintings of peregrines at Belper Mill.
Up to 30 well dressings are displayed annually in Belper's
River Garden & through the town. They are made from flower petals and grain set in
wet clay and celebrate the supply of fresh water.
Information and views of Belper, Derbyshire, UK.
Belper is a small town some 10 miles north of Derby, UK. It
lies in the Derwent river valley. The area is called Amber Valley
because of another river, the Amber, passing through it, and it
is on the edge of The Peak District, one of the largest National
Parks in the UK. The Derwent river valley from Derby to Matlock
is a World Heritage
site because it is the location of the start of the
Industrial Revolution in the cotton industry.
Belper has lost most of it's heavy industry such as metal
foundries and now lighter industries such as chocolate making have
left. There is still some stocking manufacture at the West
Mill but this also is reducing. One brighter part is the use of
several floors of the large East Mill for small company
premises. Some of these are in the hi-tech area.