Derby Monopoly to launch at Mill

The company behind iconic board game Monopoly has announced it will be launching the Derby edition later this year at Derby Silk Mill.

City retailers have been demanding stock of the new edition ahead of launch with pre-orders secured already from Argos, Debenhams, HMV, Ryman, Sainsbury's, Smyths, Toys R Us, Waterstones and WH Smith.

Ben Thompson, Development Executive at Winning Moves, said: "Pre-orders by retailers have been huge. Interest in the board for Christmas has been beyond our expectations. We have had to print a lot more boards than we first anticipated."

Ben also said after a huge response from the public regarding which landmarks should be featured, the board could have been filled "30 times over".

Derby landmarks set to appear on the board include Bondholders: Derby Cathedral, the iPro Stadium and Derby Silk Mill.

Mohammed Suleman, Director of Resources at Derby Museums, said: "We're delighted to be staging this launch event at the iconic Derby Silk Mill — site of the world's first factory. We're so proud of Derby's heritage and excited to see it represented on the official Derby Monopoly board."