Tag Archives: River Derwent

Keeping Derby dry

Like many other cities, Derby has a river running through its centre.  Rivers can supply water for drinking and washing, power for industry and sometimes also transport – though the Derwent is a little small for this last. But alongside these … Continue reading

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Longbridge Turbine working

Outside the Council House in Derby work on the newly refurbished Riverside Gardens is nearly complete.  This was originally laid out to provide a setting for the Council House, so it is good that this work is being able to … Continue reading

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River Derwent Longbridge turbine coming on stream

  After many months watching the progress of the works to install a turbine across the Longbridge Weir in the centre of Derby, earlier this week I joined other members of the public to see and hear more. Construction of the new turbine is complete … Continue reading

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Civil engineering our future

I was up early to attend a breakfast meeting in Kegworth today.  This meant cycling into town to catch the Skylink bus which dropped me a couple of hundred yards from the venue at IGEM House.  I don’t know whether this meeting was … Continue reading

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