What are you most proud of?
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1. Roman connections.
Like much of England, Derbyshire has a number of Roman links. The first human settlement of Derby was by the Romans who built a fort on high ground around Belper Road, overlooking the River Derwent, one of a line of forts seeking to protect the first boundary of their newly-conquered province.
Photo: OLI SCARFF
2. 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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3. 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.
4. 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.