Recent website updates
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Goyt Valley houses & families
I've been trying to trace all the houses which were demolished in the 1930s, together with the families who once lived in them. View progress so far.
A killing at Errwood Hall
In 1847 a local newspaper reported that a burglar had been shot and killed by a gamekeeper during a break in at Errwood Hall. A great story - but was there any truth in it? Read more.
Travels through the Goyt Valley in the early 1880s
Two newspaper articles, written in wonderfully florid Victorian style, about the joys of walking in the Goyt Valley. Both start in Buxton and go through Goyt's Bridge; one to Errwood Hall and the other to Whaley Bridge. They're fairly long, but I think they're worth it! 1880 visit to Errwood Hall : 1881 walk to Whaley Bridge.
Photos of Goyt's Bridge in the 1930s
Some great photos of Goyt's Bridge, including the gypsy caravan beside the stepping stones, taken during a holiday in the 1930s, shortly before all the buildings were demolished. They're not wonderful quality, but I think they capture the unique and picturesque character of the lost hamlet which once lay beside the Goyt. Read more.
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