eBay postcards

eBay postcards

ebay postcards These postcards have appeared on ebay over recent years. I haven’t purchased them, so haven’t been able to scan them properly. They’re screengrabs from the ebay pages, which means the quality is often fairly poor. Some of them may...
Goyt’s Bridge

Goyt’s Bridge

Goyt’s BridgeA collection of general views of Goyt’s Bridge; the small hamlet that now lies submerged at the southern end of Errwood Reservoir. Simply click on any image to enlarge and view captions, and then scroll through the collection. And click here...
Errwood Hall & garden

Errwood Hall & garden

Errwood Hall & groundsThese photos show Errwood Hall and its grounds in all their former glory. The Grimshawe family’s grand country house was built in the early 1840s and demolished less than 100 years later. Click on any image to...
Goyt Valley views

Goyt Valley views

Goyt Valley views A collection of general views taken throughout the valley, from as far south as Derbyshire Bridge, close to the source of the River Goyt, through to Taxal in the north. Click any image to enlarge and view captions, and then scroll through the photos....
Grimshawe family & friends

Grimshawe family & friends

Grimshawe family & friendsSamuel Grimshawe, a wealthy Manchester industrialist, purchased the Errwood Estate in 1832, from John Jodrell. We think construction work on Errwood Hall started in 1840, overseen by his son, also called Samuel. The family seems to have...
Estate families & workers

Estate families & workers

Errwood Estate families and workersThe photo above showing Errwood Estate gamekeepers and workers outside the gates leading to Errwood Hall is one of the the oldest in the collection, dated 1880. Click on any image to enlarge and view what information I have, and then...
Lost farmhouses

Lost farmhouses

Lost Goyt Valley farmhouses When Samuel Grimshawe purchased the Errwood Estate in 1832 it included some 20 working farms. Most of the families had worked this land for generations. But when Mary, the last of there Grimshawes, died in 1930, and Stockport Corporation...
1930 record

1930 record

The Goyt Valley, 1930My thanks to Gail for discovering these fairly poor quality images which I think must have been taken in 1930 as a record of the valley before construction work started on Fernilee Reservoir. Simply click on any image to enlarge and view captions,...
Cat & Fiddle Inn

Cat & Fiddle Inn

The Cat & Fiddle Inn Standing close to the source of the River Goyt, this famous pub (once reputed to be the highest in England, but now designated the second highest!) was on the edge of the Grimshawe’s Errwood Estate. The postcards include many going...
Michael’s postcards

Michael’s postcards

Michael’s Goyt Valley postcards My thanks to Michael Baines for kindly allowing me to scan some of his wonderful collection of Goyt Valley postcards. Many of his cards are already featured on the website, so I’ve only included those that don’t appear...