South Normanton Things to Do

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    When you ever go to England...

    by Umfufu Written Sep 12, 2002

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    When you ever go to England make sure you go to Chatsworth....I will tell you all about it in a travelogue containing more then 30 pictures....so that must be good to wait for!

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    Famous for the crooked spire...

    by Umfufu Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Famous for the crooked spire of its Parish Church
    This is Chesterfield and the Church with a crooked spire. No-one knows if it was built this way deliberately or if something went wrong during construction (maybe a drunken builder???) Chesterfield is an old market town close to the Gateway to the Peak District. It's a busy little town with lots of amenities, from shopping to leisure. Good, reasonable priced hotels can be found here (can you remember what they were called? I can't.)
    Eurotravels told me this : The legend is that the spire bent down in amazement to take a look when it heard that there was a virgin getting married in the church. Apparently it will straighten up again whenever there is another such marriage!

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    The mill is actually called...

    by Umfufu Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The mill is actually called Belper North Mill (don't ask why the writing on the tower says East Mill!!!), it is now the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre.
    The original mill was completed by Jedediah Strutt in 1786 but it was destroyed by fire in 1803. The building we saw was built by his son, William. Apparently it is one of the most important industrial buildings in the world because it was the most technically advanced for it's time. Inside the mill there are exhibitions including, Arkwright's Waterframe, Crompton's Mule and Hargreave's Spinning Jenny.

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    If you like rockery's, if you...

    by Umfufu Written Sep 12, 2002

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    If you like rockery's, if you like perfect nature and if you like climbing...go to Black Rock. See my travelogue which will be ready in a while...!

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