The stunning Derbyshire landscape is full of history. I'm working on a project to film and photographing Derbyshire landmarks using a high resolution 4k drone.
The project is about showing their inherently beautiful from the air and revealing a fascinating history.
The history of Derbyshire stretches back into the mists of time. To the occupiers of the Iron Age hill forts the barrows and stone circles were already ancient history.
From the ancient lead mines and more modern limestone quarries in the west, to the mills along the Derwent and Amber valleys, the coal fields in the west and the gritstone moors to the North. The geographic features of Derbyshire have been key to determining the industries past and present that are found it Derbyshire.
Religion too has been an ever present feature of the Derbyshire landscape. Minninglow and the many church spires, stone circles and granges testify to this.
The industrial revolution caused significant changes and upheaval to the people and landscape of Derbyshire. Many of the historic houses and old railways, canals, reservoirs and even the iconic limestone walls are a
All testify to man's presence and to the imperatives of histories of that particular era.
Even what we perceive as natural beauty is shaped by man, the moors of the Dark peak have been carefully managed for centuries and the limestone walls and farmlands of the white peak are grazed by sheep and cattle.
Thousands of years of human presence, remains and is reflected back to us in the Derbyshire landscape, testifying to the times they lived it in and the impact of the wider world on this corner of the world.
You cannot truly experience Derbyshire without feeling this presence and at the same time being part of it.
The COVID pandemic has reduced our workload significantly since March.
We remained positive though and have not been idle, launching a new website and adding additional drone based services. I also began a project to raise awareness and promote my home county of Derbyshire, with the desire to keep the positivity flowing and be a small part of the county and countries #businessbounceback