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Artist: Dave Boardman

Belper Mill

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Title: Belper Mill

Belper Mill Derbyshire

Belper Mill Derbyshire developed by Jedediah Strutt and his sons.

The mill is one of the world’s first fireproof buildings.

William Strutt used cast iron instead of timber for the internal structure, this approach led to the modern-day skyscraper.

Artist Bio:
Capturing Moments Across Six Decades

Born and raised in Lancashire and having spent some years living and working in London, I settled in the beautiful Belper area about 20 years ago, and enjoy exploring the huge variety of photographic opportunities presented by the Derwent Valley and the Peak District. 

I first picked up a camera as a toddler, due to my dad’s interest in photography, but my own passion really ignited in the mid-1970s, with a Rollei Flex Twin-Lens Reflex camera, and 120 film. 

From those early days I have moved through Pentax, and particularly Nikon cameras, and from film and slides into the digital era, to develop my skills and learn how best to present my personal perspective on the world.