It’s wonderful when people get touch with new photos showing the Goyt Valley as it was before the coming of the twin reservoirs. I always find them fascinating. Particularly if it takes some detective work to figure out where they were taken.
The photos featured below are the most recent additions to the collection. If you have any that you’d like to add, please do get in touch. I won’t reproduce them without your permission, and they’re not shown in high enough quality for anyone to copy and use them commercially.
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A wonderful painting of the packhorse bridge captures the picturesque beauty of the Goyt Valley. It now spans the Goyt about a mile upstream, where it was moved in 1965.
This painting of Goyt’s Bridge is one of the most attractive I’ve seen, and full of wonderful detail. It’s sad to think that such a picturesque spot now lies beneath the waters of Errwood Reservoir.
Goyt’s Moss Farm once lay beside the Macclesfield Old Road. It was completely rebuilt sometime after the 1930s and now serves as a Peak District National Park Rangers Information Centre.
A rare postcard of the stepping stones at Goyt’s Bridge, probably taken around 1910. I hadn’t seen this view before and it reveals some wonderful detail of this most picturesque spot.
A scenic view across The Goyt towards Goytsbridge Farm in the distance. It’s one of a collection of photos of the valley taken in the early ’30s, shortly before the construction of the twin reservoirs.
“I was going through some old photos dating to 1930/31 and there are several taken at Goyt Bridge. I have never been there myself but my father was involved with it at the time.”