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...
Cat & Fiddle postcards

Cat & Fiddle postcards

The Cat & Fiddle Pub Many thanks to Corrie for allowing me to scan her collection of old postcards showing the famous Cat & Fiddle pub. Standing close to the source of the River Goyt, it was on the edge of the Grimshawe’s Errwood Estate. The...
Corrie’s postcards

Corrie’s postcards

Corrie’s postcards All the postcards shown here were kindly sent to me by Corrie. They feature the drowned hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge, as well as the Goyt all the way from Derbyshire Bridge to Taxal. Click on any image to...
Goyt’s Bridge

Goyt’s Bridge

Goyt’s Bridge views A collection of general views of Goyt’s Bridge; the small hamlet which now lies submerged at the southern end of Errwood Reservoir. Simply click on any image to enlarge, and then scroll through the collection using the arrow keys...
Goyt views

Goyt views

Goyt Valley views General views around the Goyt Valley, including some of the outlying farms and houses, many of which now lie submerged beneath the the twin reservoirs. Simply click on any image to enlarge, and then scroll through the collection using...
Goyt folk

Goyt folk

Goyt Valley folkPhotos 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...
Errwood Hall

Errwood Hall

Errwood Hall & Grounds These 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...
The Grimshawes

The Grimshawes

The Grimshawe family & friends The Grimshawe family of Errwood Hall moved in very grand circles, counting the Spanish royal family amongst their friends. I haven’t yet managed to identify all the faces on this page. Click on any image to enlarge, and...
Estate workers

Estate workers

Errwood Hall staff & servants The Grimshawes of Errwood Hall employed a large staff of servants and estate workers. They were the principal employers in this upper part of the Goyt Valley. Simply click on any photo to enlarge, and then scroll through the...
The hunting party

The hunting party

The hunting party A series of four photographs taken at what must have been an annual sooting party for friends of the Grimshawes of Errwood Hall. In the sequence shown, they’re dated 1881, 1882, 1883 and 1887.  I’ve captioned them with information taken from the...