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Adrian Farmer’s “Derwent Valley Through Time” in store now

Featuring a number of previously unpublished Belper pictures, Adrian’s fantastic new book has finally arrived on our shelves.

Ambergate, Matlock Bath, Milford, Cromford, Makeney, Milford Duffield and Darley Abbey also feature in this fascinating insight into the changing face of Derwent Valley’s industrial landscape.

Adrian appeared on local radio this week and was kind enough to give us a mention as part of his interview – thank you Adrian!

Copies are priced £14.99, please pop in to buy, or give us a call on (01773) 828902 to reserve your copy. Pre-orders can also be collected now.

Adrian Farmer book available for pre-order

Popular local author Adrian Farmer will be launching his new book Derwent Valley Through Time in mid-May.

Priced at £14.99 and featuring never before published photographs this book will delight Adrian’s fans, new and old.

We’ll have copies from launch and you can pre-order now by giving us a ring on (01773) 828902, or popping into the shop.

Belper Arts Trail

On Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May, we will be taking part in the new format Belper Arts Trail.


The Belper Arts Festival is now in its third year, the festival is growing and has already made its mark on Derbyshire’s cultural calendar. With Belper overflowing with artistic talent it really needed an interactive trail of creativity which we will aim to grow to be a key Derbyshire event.

90 Artists will be exhibiting and selling their work in over 40 venues throughout the town. There will be a huge variety of Arts and Crafts to be seen over the two days with workshops and demonstrations also taking place as the Trail kicks of the Belper Arts Festival.

This is the first time the trail has visited shops themselves and it’s really exciting for us to be involved.

We will be open on both Sunday and Monday, 10.30am-4pm, with an artist in residence.

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