Global cotton connections

The Global Cotton Connections project seeks to examine the global histories and legacies of cotton in the Derbyshire Peak District, through active engagement with local communities, including those of BME heritage. Through examination of historical archives it will provide new information on cotton supplies and product use, including links to slavery.

It will use this new historical information to inform collaborative work with three local community-based groups from different heritage backgrounds: members of local history and heritage societies in Glossop, a Sheffield Hindu cultural group and an inner-city Nottingham group of African Caribbean heritage.

The project is also supported by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, which saw the birth of the modern factory system in the late 18th century.




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