Dave Layzell

Cotton mill and waterwheel

In pictures: Industrial Revolution to wreckage – Derbyshire’s historic buildings

Derbyshire's Derwent Valley is recognised world-wide as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The innovative waterwheels which powered silk and cotton mills along this idyllic...
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Review: Heavy metal band Jinjer see bigger picture with Macro album

From the first heavily distorted, discordant riff of the opening track to the mournful solemnity of the last, the latest release from Ukrainian Progressive...
Journalists in a car park

Blog: How Shrovetide 2020 changed my view of the game and...

Once a year, tales of broken limbs and bloodied faces filtered down into the quiet town where I grew up. They spoke of nearby Ashbourne...
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The story behind the last-minute Down’ards goal at Shrovetide 2020

There was a dramatic conclusion to this year’s annual Shrovetide event – as the Down’ards snatched a last-minute equaliser to deny the Up’ards a...
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Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide 2020: Derbyshire town braces itself for historic football...

Preparations are under way for Ashbourne’s annual Royal Shrovetide football match as shops, businesses and players brace themselves for impact.  On a quiet afternoon in late...

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