The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world's first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright. These mills were all Strutt owned and financed. Other notable 18th-century figures with connections to Derby include the painter Joseph Wright , known as Wright of Derby, who was known for his innovative use of light in his paintings and was an associate of the Royal Academy ; and John Whitehurst , a clockmaker and philosopher.
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