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Milford Mill, Derbyshire [July 2016]

Discussion in 'Urban Exploring Videos' started by noahr2011, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. noahr2011

    noahr2011 28DL Full Member
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    So 2 weeks ago me and Venture With Harry went to Milford Mill near Belper. It was a great explore and suprisingly much bigger(and better) than we expected it to be. Due to there being an active carwash round the front me and Harry had the brilliant(and stupid) idea of traversing down a extremely steep(and heavily populated with brambles and nettles) slope to get in round the back and avoid being seen by the carwash workers.

    History, on milford and the mill (taken from here http://www.derbyshireuk.net/milford.html)

    Milford village in Derbyshire is situated in the Derwent Valley, between, Duffield and Belper, with the A6 running through it's centre. It has a church, a chapel, garden nurseries, several inns and a mill.

    Milford was once a quiet hamlet, in a part of the large deer forest, that spread from Duffield to Wirksworth, until Jedediah Strutt set up a water powered cotton mill here and built housing for his workforce. Some of the housing still remains in Hopping Hill but much of the mill building was demolished between 1952 and 1964, including the cruciform warehouse of 1793, the second of Strutt's fire proof buildings with brick arch floors, timber beams and iron pillers. What remains is used by small businesses and a mill shop.

    The bridge, with it's 2 elegant segmental arches was built around the same time as the mill in 1790 but widened in 1906 and still carrying heavy traffic.

    It was a bad time for Milford village when the mill finally closed. Shops closed down and young people moved out of the area. Strutt lived at Milford House, which is now a home for the elderly.

    The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity was built in early English style in 1848. In the east window is a memorial to George Herbert Strutt, who was born here and built the schools at Belper.

    Milford has several inns, including the ever popular Strutt Arms and The Milford.




    Thanks for watching/reading guys i should have more reports up soon from the 5 or so otherplaces i have been in the last few months.
     
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    Really like this mate. Short, fast-moving, no narration, no click-bait title.

    Only comment I'd give for future ventures is make your mate follow you, so you're looking at the building, not him...
     
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    Thanks will try and make sure im in front next time although i cant really avoid this sometimes when we are both trying to make a vid.
     
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    Nice :) Not bad, Not bad at all :) I like to watch other people's video's and see how different people do things & love seeing the exciting places people find! Keep it up dude! Its awesome :)
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    You didn't find the tunnel then. If I could give you a tip, get some bloody safety boots, all that broken glass wood and nails will get you in the end.
     
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    Theres a tunnel ? Where and how did i miss that lol, also yeah working on getting some new boots asap, iv allready had a few near misses wear Nails have gone through my shoe but luckily not pierced the skin
     
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