Rural Urban exploration 

the derwent valley was once the thriving industrial heart of Derbyshire. It has always fascinated me how this world heritage site as managed to maintain huge smoke belching unbeautiful factories to this day, along the banks of its idyllic river- from European largest battery recycling centre to banal forging and extrusion plants- whatever that may mean. Sadly one even less glamorous facility- an asphalt factory- has bagged up its last sticky bundle and been consigned to the inconspicuous modern industrial past. I took ig to go and see what was left a couple of months after closure