Derbyshire workers during the last century are pictured in this collection of retro photographs.
These photos provide an insight of how the workforce and workplace has changed over the last century.
Pictured are miners, farmers and workers in the growing engineering industry which provided a lot of jobs because of the machinery.
Big factories have long gone and with them the camaraderie that the large workforces enjoyed over the years.
Here’s a look back at some of the industries and jobs that have vanished and the team spirit that prevailed amongst colleagues.
1. Trebor sweet factory
Seeking a safer place to make sweets, far from Nazi bombs, the firm found an old brewery in Derbyshire. Created within the chaos of wartime, the Chesterfield factory was to become one of Trebor’s most important operations. Photo: submit
2. John Smedley
John Smedley factory workers. The business was founded in 1784, at Lea Mills, in Matlock, by John Smedley and his associate Peter Nightingale. Inspired by Richard Arkwright who had pioneered the factory system
13 years earlier, the pair set about building a spinning mill. Lea Mills was an ideal setting – the brook that runs through the village provided motive power and a constant source of running water. Photo: submit
3. Rolls Royce
A production-built, Rolls Royce RB 211 three-shaft turbofan power unit at the Derby factory's Aero Division as used in Lockheed L-1011 TriStars. The fan module is pictured balanced on a Schenck HL50 machine which is unusually large and measures 'unbalance' forces rather than displacement. Pictured taken on January 7, 1971. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images) Photo: Fox Photos
4. Lea Mills
Women machining garments at Lea Mills, Matlock, in May, 1968. Founded in 1784 by Thomas Smedley the mills have been modernised by the present company, John Smedley Ltd. (Photo by George Freston/Getty Images) Photo: George Freston