The Triangle was created when houses were demolished to improve this junction c.1900. This then became the turning circle for the Derby-Belper bus, the No.2, from the end of the First World War until the 1970s. On the left is the Jubilee Clock Tower, built in 1898 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria the previous year, and fitted around the new water tower of Belper’s West Mill. The clock tower was demolished with the mill in 1962.
On The Triangle, behind the tree on the right, you can just see the German field gun given to the town to mark the presentation of a Victoria Cross to Charles Stone, a Belper resident, for bravery in battle during the First World War.
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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