Mills, canals and creatures
Friday 2nd November 2018
a Derwent Stories event
A day on the canalbank at Cromford Mill as part of the Discovery Days Festival . People passing by, dogs passing by, lots of looking and talking and careful joining in….a very small buzzard being watched by a very small person, concealed water voles, dog prints and narrow boats.
Jacob’s Mill with its innovative use of sunlight
The railway carriage at High Peak Junction
Melissa’s precise drawing of a badger
Mill machines and turning cogs, spinning threads
A beech tree turning red and gold as the season turns
Howard the dog whow atches the ducks, and
Barney who watches the mud, and
Shandy who watches the stick….
Wheels turned, slowly spinning histories into cloth,
Weaving lives into brick and rail,
Loom and yard,
A racket, a whirr