Goyt Valley website update: December 2018
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Website update: December 2018

Many thanks for signing up to receive updates on my Goyt Valley website.  The last update went out in October. Here's a selection of posts since then. Click any heading to view. I hope you enjoy them.
Ghostly Errwood bride
Rod tells of his encounter with a ghostly apparition on the River Goyt. Could it have been Irma Niorthe, the young French maid who died at 27 and is buried above Errwood Hall? (Posted Dec 5)
Finding Goytsclough cottages
A new ‘then & now’ fade of one of my favourite old photos of the valley helps pinpoint exactly where the cottages at Goytsclough once stood. And it’s not where I thought. (Posted Nov 17)
A couple of mysteries
Mystery no.1; a couple of circles in the landscape high on Foxlow Edge. Mystery no.2; a stone memorial found close to Fernilee Reservoir. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. (Posted Nov 6)
Goyt walks from satellite
Experience one of the most popular walks on the site, the 8-mile circular walk from Buxton to Errwood Reservoir, courtesy of Google Earth and some magical 3D satellite image wizardry. (Posted Oct 31)
Samuel’s pseudo bishop
Samuel Grimshaw converted a top-floor room at Errwood Hall into a Catholic chapel, earning the condemnation of an irate letter-writer who complained it was unsuitable behaviour for a magistrate. (Posted Oct 23)
The long white road
The last poem written by Roland Leighton was delivered to his fiancé, Vera Brittain, along with his blood-stained uniform. It may have celebrated a walk the two lovers made along Old Goyt’s Lane. (Posted Oct 18)
Long Hill mystery
Don asks about the foundations which lie just over the fence, coming down from the Long Hill road towards the Goyt Valley. I wonder whether it may once have been a toll house. But who knows? (Posted Oct 17)
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