But this, and the rail and Rolls Royce history, goes some way to understanding why there are such magnificent buildings and such a grand cathedral in the centre of town.
So come along with us on a wander from Chapel Street to the Guildhall, by way of blue plaques, clocks, cathedrals, theatres and markets . . .
|one of many famous Derby residents|
|Once the 2nd tallest church tower in the country|
|Struck by the fabulous play of light as soon as you enter|
|and fancy, Bess of Hardwick is buried here - wow!|
|lovely reflected patterns of the ironwork on the pillars - light dancing around|
|Stunning rood screen by Robert Bakewell, early 18th Century|
|All Souls window - the dark struggle|
|All Saints window - the triumph of light|
|the fabulous Derby Assembly Rooms|
|entrance to the Guildhall Theatre and the market behind|
|the utterly amazing market building with fabulous balcony all the way round|
|and the unresistable temptation of real Derbyshire pyclets to take home!|
Bit of an in joke with the title I'm afraid - it's our 3-song 'Ritual' at the Black Bull carolling sessions when we come to 'Six Jolly Miners' and the bit:
"Two came from Derby and two from Derby town,Always comes to mind when I think of Derby
the others came from Oughtibridge an' they all came tumblin' down . . ."