From Academic Kids
Cromford, in Derbyshire, England, is a village that is one of the significant sites in the development of the Industrial Revolution. It was here that Richard Arkwright built his cotton mill to make use of the Water Frame — a development of the Spinning Jenny pioneered by James Hargreaves.
The Cromford Canal – built to service the mills – is now in disuse, but has been designated an SSSI. The Cromford and High Peak Railway ran from Cromford to Whaley Bridge. Its track bed now forms the High Peak Trail.