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    Alkmund

    by Imbi Written Dec 16, 2003

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    Alkmund or Ealhmund was the son of Alcred, king of Northumbria. Alcred was deposed by his rival Eardwulf in AD 774. Alkmund fled South to the kingdom of Mercia, but was murdered on the orders of Eardwulf in AD 800. the Mercians promoted the cult of the murdered price perhaps as a gesture to their enemies, the Northumbrians

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    History of Chelsea Porcelian

    by Imbi Updated Dec 16, 2003

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    In 1770 Duesbury bought Derby? leading rival, the Chelsea Porcelian Factory in London. This gave him a base in capital and wealthy customers. He ran his business from two sites in Derby and London, until the Chelsea works was demolished in 1784. Duesbury?s products from his period are today called Chelsea Derby because we don?t know exactly how production was split between the two cites.

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    Paint a plate

    by Imbi Written Dec 16, 2003

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    There is a space available for people to draw the pattern of Derby Porcelain. The Derby Porcelain Factory kept all the records of its tea services and table wares. There is a table and chair provided in The Derby Museum and Art Gallery with pencil and paper to copy the pattern. Obviously it was a bit boring for me but still I tried few minutes to create/copy few patterns.

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    Costume of porcelain modeller

    by Imbi Written Dec 16, 2003

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    The Derby Museum and Art Gallery also exhibits the costume of porcelain modeller. This costume gives you an idea about how a porcelain modeller used to look like two hundreds year ago. I tried that costume on but unfortunately there was no one available at the moment of time to capture the photo of a modern porcelain modeller.

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    Derby porcelain

    by Imbi Written Dec 16, 2003

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    Derby porcelain is one of the best in the country and it has a long history of popularity. There is a section in The Derby Museum and Art Gallery for the collection of Chelsea Derby. The Chelsea work is very historical and very popular all around the world. The history of porcelain Chelsea work is spread on hundreds of years. Still there are companies who offer Chelsea porcelain work

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    Derby Museum

    by Imbi Written Dec 16, 2003

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    There are very valuable collection of Derby chinaware and paintings in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The chinaware collections are displayed with their period, type and variety. In last few years money have been spend to protect his valuable heritage. There are three floors of The Derby Museum and Art Gallery, first floor is mainly Derby porcelain, second floor is about archaeology and the third floor is about the paintings.

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    Derby Library

    by stevezero Written Jun 24, 2005

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    Derby Library

    Derby Library was built in 1879, designed by RK Freeman. It was a gift to the city by Michael Thomas Bass, local brewer, and long time derby M.P.
    It now also houses artworks

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    Riverside Gardens

    by stevezero Written Jun 24, 2005

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    Riverside Gardens

    Derby Riverside Gardens are a short walk from the city centre, but provide a quiet escape from the bustle of city life.
    They were originally created around the 1930's.

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    Former Magistrates Court

    by stevezero Updated Jun 24, 2005

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    Former Magistrates Court

    The building was completed in 1934, and included a Police Station. It was an important part of the riverside development of that time.

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    Derby Silk Mill

    by stevezero Written Jun 24, 2005

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    Derby Silk Mill

    Derby Silk Mill is the city's museum of industry and history.
    Here you can find out about Rolls Royse, the history of railways, and of local coal mines amongst other things.

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    Derby Council House

    by stevezero Written Jun 24, 2005

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    Derby Council House

    This horseshoe shaped building is home to Derby City Council.
    You see a collection of the city's treasures in the Mayor's Parlour.
    You can take a tour to discover the history and heritage of the city

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