The Duke of Devonshire visits Belper North Mill
July 22 2015
On July 22nd the Duke of Devonshire visited the Mill. He met local councillors and volunteers past and present. The North Mill is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and he was shown a special exhibition that had been put together to tell the story of the Mill as a heritage attraction. He also unveiled new interpretation screens in the main gallery, part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project completed this season. After visiting the Mill he looked at housing in Long Row and the Clusters, thanks to the hospitality of volunteers who are also residents there. The Duke met members of the group hoping to restore the special Telford road surfaces at the Clusters. Before he left Belper he took a look at the Transition Belper mosaic and flower beds at Belper Station. We hope he enjoyed his visit as much as we did!