I found this show really interesting and I'm sure you will do too, even if your not from Derbyshire. Tony Robinson is a good presenter for shows like this and I'm glad its showcasing what heritage we have in Derbyshire.
Here are some screen grabs that I did from the show :
|Lance Oldham showing Tony Robinson around Caudwell's mill.|
Along the way he shows us around Cromford, where Richard Arkwright established the world's first ever factory, and examines the grip that Arkwright had on Cromford, including enforcing his own currency.
|Cromford Mill where the water wheel used to run.|
Nearby in Belper is the building that would lay the foundations for today's skyscrapers.
|Belper East Mill|
Tony also encounters a 900-year-old stately home that has been used to film three different Jane Eyres.
Brian Blessed introduces Tony to the joys and the huge significance of the Cromford canal.
|Brian Blessed talking about the Cromford Canal.|
He has a pint of beer in the Holly Bush inn at Makeney where he gets excited when he sees that Dick Turpin visited this pub !
|The Hollybush inn at Makeney|
|Russell Hollowood showing Tony around the Roundhouse.|
Watch Walking Through History S1E1 via 4od.
You have 25 days left to view this episode online. This episode is 47 min 33 seconds long. Watching it online you will have to endure a collection of short adverts every 10 minutes or so.
It also is available using the 4OD App on the iPhone. Just tap the search icon and type walking through and it shows up top, away you go !
The great thing about this show is they have even provided walking guides that you can download and print off so you can follow in Tony's footsteps !
Download the walking guides to Episode 1 from here :
In episode 2 Tony will be walking around Dorset, this airs on Saturday 6th April.
In episode 3 Tony will be walking around Kent and east Sussex, this airs on Saturday 13th April.
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