Wirksworth, nestled at the upper end of the secluded valley of the River Ecclesbourne, has always been rather isolated. The steep sides of the valley up to the ridges separate the town from the surrounding areas. Even in the 21st century, Wirksworth has an identity all its own.
Our further most town for Chauffeurs Wirksworth VIP to provide Wirksworth airport transfers, but we still get a few enquiries and bookings from here and the surrounding small village areas. Wedding car hire Wirksworth is slightly more popular as it does lack the professional service that Derby Chauffeurs VIP offers.
The town’s history has countless intriguing tales. Economically, there have been periods of decline, but then regeneration. Hard-working people have always been at the forefront.
Stories include woolly rhino bones found in 1822 by lead miners in nearby caves, to a local resident (Rev. Thomas Reginald ‘Reg’ Dean) who held the record for being the oldest living man in Britain until his death on 5 January 2013. The town and valley are permeated with the tangled strands of history. The first book-length history of Wirksworth was only published in 2016, by local historians Mary Wiltshire and Anton Shone. A Wirksworth History is available from the local bookshop on The Dale, at the Heritage Centre, and online.
Dream Cave, where the rhino was found, is on private land between Wirksworth and Carsington Reservoir. It is not the same cave where more finds were made a few years ago in Carsington Pasture.
Farming has also been an important occupation on the hillsides around Wirksworth, but it is changing fast. A project is trying to record these disappearing farming lives.
Still a popular tourist location for Derby Chauffeurs VIP clients, we bring clients across the whole region of Derbyshire, including Buxton, Chatsworth House and of course Matlock.
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