IN 1771, Sir Richard Arkwright
harnessed the energy created by the geology and geography of the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire to build the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mill.
| 1733: John Kay, Richard Arkwright
's assistant, patented the Flying Shuttle to operate on Arkwright's spinning frame.
www.derbymuseums.org DERWENT VALLEY MILLS Various venues Derbyshire This Unesco world heritage site comprises a number of fascinating venues in Belper, Cromford, Derby and the beautiful Derwent Valley, where textile giants Sir Richard Arkwright
and Jedediah Strutt built the first modern factories and kicked off the Industrial Revolution.
Using a loan from inventor Richard Arkwright
in 1784, Oldknow set about building cotton mills in Stockport and at Mellor, which at the time was the largest cotton spinning mill in the world.
A Sir Richard Arkwright
B Arthur Young C Isambard Kingdom Brunel D Sir Christopher Wren 8.
Among leading British inventors are James Watt, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Richard Arkwright
, Michael Faraday, Robert Stephenson, George Stephenson, Richard Trevithick, Andrew Vivian, Joseph Swan, Alexander Graham Bell, John Logie Baird, Frank Whittle, Alan Turing and Tim Berners-Lee.
A Richard Arkwright
developed new farming methods in the UK
This was a characteristic aspect of his enquiring and original mind, a mind almost as much scientific and what is now called "technological" as it was artistic.' Shipp was surely right to emphasise the advantage enjoyed by Wright in coming from a region of England where rapid industrial development was under way and where he came to know many of those responsible for its rapid advance, not least both Josiah Wedgwood and Richard Arkwright
. As Shipp commented of the artist, his genius sprung 'from the chances of time and place ...
Samuel Slater, 21, just arrived in New York from Great Britain, had been working in the textile factory of Richard Arkwright
, inventor of a spinning frame that had transformed textile manufacture in Britain.
The other members of the Society were Josiah Wedgwood, founder of the world-famous ceramics factory; John Whitehurst, a geologist; James Watt; and Richard Arkwright
(1732-1792), a textile manufacturer (5).
The contrasts between Sir Richard Arkwright
and his son (also Richard) provide an interesting basis from which to contemplate the late Mr.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Zulu; 2 Salt; 3 An otter; 4 Edward Elgar; 5 Hannibal; 6 Samuel Pepys; 7 Richard Arkwright
; 8 Lawn Tennis Association; 9 After another person has sneezed; 10 The Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.