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Highlighting Heritage: Ellen Morewood, Industrial Queen of Alfreton

27 April 2023

The life of Ellen Morewood of Alfreton Park, a formidable businesswoman in Georgian Derbyshire.

In a fully-illustrated talk, historian Dr Peter Collinge discusses the life of Ellen Morewood of Alfreton Park, a formidable businesswoman in Georgian Derbyshire. As a coalmine owner and ironstone extractor, Morewood exercised significant authority over her estates.

Twice married and vastly wealthy, she had her portrait painted by George Romney and Joseph Wright, fought lengthy legal battles with Benjamin Outram and invested in Cromford Canal. In an age dominated by men, Ellen Morewood was determined to control and manage life on her own terms.

Doors open at 7pm with refreshments available, (talks start at 7.30pm).
Tickets are £5 per person

Book your  ticket today!

This is one talk in a series of collaborative events between the Arkwright Society and Belper North Mill, looking to reveal interesting aspects of local heritage. Six evening talks, from March through to October, will alternate between venues in Cromford and Belper.
Find out more about the Highlighting Heritage series.

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No. 28, Market Place,
Belper, DE56 1FZ

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Opening Times

7pm for 7.30pm start Opening times may vary, please check with the attraction for the latest information.

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