What are you most proud of?
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1. The Peak District.
The Peak District was the UK’s first National Park and it is the world’s second most visited National Park. It's a beautiful area that literally has something for everyone, from breathtaking views to endless opportunities for fun outdoor activities.
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2. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
In 1771, Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution.
3. John Flamsteed.
John Flamsteed, who was born in Denby in 1646, became the first Astronomer Royal. He successfully catalogued more than 3,000 stars and was appointed the King’s Astronomical Observator following his years of education at the free school of Derby.
4. Samuel Slater.
Samuel Slater, who was born in Belper in 1768, went on to become the Father of the USA’s Industrial Revolution. Slater was trained by Jedediah Strutt to use machines in the practice of cotton spinning and took his knowledge with him over to the United States. Some Belper people called him “Slater the Traitor” but in America he was welcomed with open arms.
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