Derbyshire – a centre of invention

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From long johns to roundhouses, Derbyshire has been the centre of invention  over the centuries, as David Fearnehough reports in the second part of his series.

PRIOR to 1840, parks with landscaped grounds were only for the rich landowners and the earliest medieval parks were simply for deer not humans. However, the ‘invention’ of the first public park is credited to Derby’s Joseph Strutt, when he gave the Arboretum Park to the people of the town…