Virtual Made in Derby

Now you can follow the Made in Derby walk of fame in the comfort of your own home. Discover the people who have played a part in putting Derby on the world map;

Adam Peaty MBE

Despite being scared of water as a child, Adam Peaty's training with City of Derby swimming club has led him to become one of the top athlet... read more

Jack O'Connell

Born and raised in Derby, Jack O' Connell's major debut film Starred Up prompted Entertainment Weely critic Chris Nashawaty to say: "O'... read more

Karam Singh

Champion Karam Singh is on record saying that Derby and his home area of Normanton have been inspirational in helping him to travel the worl... read more

Birds Brothers

It's pretty difficult to live in the Derby area and never have had a Bird's bakery product. Yet without the enterprise of three Derby brothe... read more

Lara Croft

No-one could be more homespun than video game character Lara Croft - who already has a road named after her in the city.... read more

Liam Sharp

As a young schoolboy in Derby, Liam Sharp's talent for art soon caught the eye of his teachers who advised him to meet with the Gifted Child... read more

Steve Bloomer

The England and Derby County footballer grew up in Derby and began his remarkable career playing for Derby Swifts when he was aged 14 and wo... read more

Florence Nightingale

A national heroine even in her own lifetime, Florence Nightingale was much more than a pioneer of the modern profession of nursing.... read more

John Flamsteed

As the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed prepared a 3,000-star catalogue and a star atlas called Atlas Coelestis, which were published ... read more

Marion Adnams

Move over Salvador Dali, Derby-born Marion Adnams is probably best known for her surrealist paintings in which unconnected objects appear to... read more

Alice Wheeldon

Derby’s most famous suffragist and a fervent anti-First World War campaigner.... read more

Bess of Hardwick

England’s richest Elizabethan woman after Queen Elizabeth I used her considerable wealth to help Derby poor and needy.... read more

Clough and Taylor

The top management duo that took Derby football from obscurity to national fame... read more

John Hurt

Sir John Hurt has been recognised for his sterling contribution to the arts as an accomplished actor.... read more

Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright, globally recognised English landscape and portrait painter and the first to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution... read more

Louis Martin

The Jamaican-born sportsman became Britain’s greatest-ever Olympic weightlifter.... read more

Philip Noel-Baker

A former MP for Derby, credited with saving the 1948 Olympic Games for Britain.... read more

Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce

The pioneer aviator and engineer and designer set the global standard for excellence in automotive and aviation technology.... read more

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