Made in Derbyshire literally comes to life in this month's poem by Sian Tower. Through its vivid use of language we are reminded of the power of the River Derwent driving both the looms and the lives of the factory workers.
In her introduction Sian writes:
'Cromford in Derbyshire has been the subject of many of my poems. Bend in the River is about how the valley and river, which attracted industrialist Richard Arkwright to this area in 1771, have survived his endeavours.