Goyt Valley folk

Photos of some of the people who lived and worked in the Goyt Valley before the the construction of the twin reservoirs. Ranging from the Grimshawes of Errwood Hall and their friends and servants, to farm workers and their families. Simply click on any image to enlarge, and then scroll through the collection using the arrow keys on your keyboard.  Please get in touch if you have any photos you’d like to add to the collection.

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Above: A family take tea at Goytshead Farm. We think the girl on the left may be Brenda Hewitt. She also appears in the fourth photo.

Brenda’s father, Jack, was the last manager of Castedge Coal Mine, and lived with his family at Shooter’s Clough Cottage.

Now in her 90s, Brenda helped Gerald Hancock with his research for his ‘Goyt Valley Romance’ book.