This building was once occupied by Loving’s Ironmongers, and was known as Loving’s Corner for many years after its closure around the time of World War One.
After the war, Richard Beech returned to civilian life by opening the premises as a barber’s, although on a short lease as it was expected to be demolished as part of road improvements. The junction was finally widened, several decades later, and the frontage of this property demolished.
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.
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