Georgian Inventions Trail

The first mass-produced TOOTHBRUSH was made by William Addis of Clerkenwalk around 1780 – the handle was carved from animal bone and the brush made from hair bristles.

This is part of the Cromford Mills ‘Inventions’ trail for families. To find out more, go to

There are 10 trail locations, stretching from the top of Church Walk by the A6, to just past the first bridge on the canal.

To collect your prize, rearrange the letters on the posters into something that was invented by Sir Richard Arkwright, and tell the mill shop!