Goyt Valley historical videos

The bottom two silent films were taken in 1932 during the inauguration ceremony for Fernilee Reservoir. One shows the construction works and the other includes scenic views of the hamlet of of Goyt’s Bridge, a couple of miles to the south. I’ve used excerpts from both in the video of Goyt’s Bridge. And created a shorter version of the original Goyt’s Bridge video set to music. I’ve got a couple more videos in the pipeline. Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you’d like notification when they’re published. Note: For some reason I don’t understand, the videos take a while to appear on this page.)

A summer’s day walk

A summer’s day walk

The previous video was photographed to capture the colours of autumn. This one was recorded during a gloriously warm and bright summer’s day. There’s also two versions to choose from.

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A chilled stroll to the valley

A chilled stroll to the valley

My attempt at a bit of slow-TV features a leisurely stroll from Buxton’s famous Opera House to the ancient packhorse bridge over the Goyt, backed by some of my favourite chilled jazz tracks.

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Goyt’s Bridge video

Goyt’s Bridge video

It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally managed to complete a short, 12 minute video showing how the twin reservoirs completely changed the landscape of this part of the Goyt Valley.

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Goyt’s Bridge to music

Goyt’s Bridge to music

A shorter version of the 1932 cine film of Goyt’s Bridge set to music, showing views around the stepping stones and packhorse bridge, with glimpses of Gatehouse Cottage.

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Fernilee Reservoir inauguration

Fernilee Reservoir inauguration

This 1932 film records the inauguration ceremony for the construction of Fernilee Reservoir, with Stockport Corporation big-wigs standing apart from the navvies.

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Goyt’s Bridge before the flood

Goyt’s Bridge before the flood

This silent film was one of two taken in 1932, during the construction of Fernilee Reservoir. It features the hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge, which now lies submerged beneath Errwood Reservoir.

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