Have you bought a brick to rebuild this historical Derbyshire building?

Have you bought a brick to rebuild this historical Derbyshire building?

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The Aqueduct cottage needs your support – help restore part of Derbyshire’s history!

The Aqueduct Cottage is a Grade II listed building situated on the Cromford Canal and is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Over the years, time has taken its toll but the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are looking for your support to help rebuild this incredible structure.

What’s special about this building?

This building was built all the way back in 1802 by Peter Nightingale, one time partner of the well known figure Richard Arkwright. Florence Nightingale was known to be friends with the occupants of the cottage during the time she lived at in Holloway, and visited several times.

The building was abandoned in 1970. Source: Birdswood.

What are the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust trying to?

The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are planning to begin this restoration project in the Autumn of 2019 but can only do this with your support. Throughout 2020 there will be nationwide wide celebrations of Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary so they would love to have the work completed ready for a grand opening in the Summer of 2020.

As you can see, there's a lot of work to do. Source: Matlock Mercury.

How can I get involved?

You can find the crowd funding page here.

There’s a range of rewards available in return for a donation. ¬£25 will allow you to ‘buy a brick’ – you’ll receive a certificate and photograph of Aqueduct Cottage containing your brick number. If you donated ¬£500, you would become a part of history itself through having your name inscribed on a “Thank You” all inside the cottage, along with an invitation to the grand opening.

We Are Derbyshire is a small and growing organisation that aims to become the hub for all Derbyshire goings on, we would love it if you visited our Homepage, which you can do by clicking HERE.


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