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Historic mill equipment restored

Councillor Andy Botham, Derbyshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, right, turns the handle of the recently repaired sluice mechanism in Arkwright's Mill, watched by countryside ranger Patrick Mountain.

Councillor Andy Botham, Derbyshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, right, turns the handle of the recently repaired sluice mechanism in Arkwright's Mill, watched by countryside ranger Patrick Mountain.

An historic piece of equipment has been restored to working order.

One of the sluices at Cromford Mill has been repaired by Derbyshire County Council to give greater control of water entering and leaving Cromford Canal. The old mechanism was worn and repairs have been carried out to match the original construction.

Councillor Andy Botham, said: “Arkwright’s Mill is a World Heritage Site and the work will enable us to control water levels and help avoid potential flooding.”

 

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