Above: The records were kept at the Derbyshire Bridge Rangers’ hut, along with some display boards. It’s a great pity that it’s been a while since the place was open to the public.

I decided to grasp the proverbial nettle and set to work scanning the remainder of the files that were once stored in the Derbyshire Bridge Rangers’ hut (see previous post).

The results aren’t great as the pages are only photocopies of the originals, and fairly poor quality. But they contain some really good information on the social history of the valley, as well as some rare photos. So I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to save them for posterity.

The pages were filed in two A3 folders, and I’ve kept them in the same order. Simply click on either heading below to view the pdfs.

Folder 1

39 pages including The Cat & Fiddle, Moss House Farm, Goyt’s Moss Farm, Moss Hall Farm, Goytsclough Quarry & cottages, Goytsclough Paint Mill, Packhorse Bridge, Goyt’s Bridge, Errwood Hall, Errwood Reservoir.

Folder 2

49 pages including Castedge Coal Mine, Grimshawe Cemetery, Castedge Cottages, St Joseph’s Shrine, Pym Chair, Suspension Bridge, Stubbins Farm, Masters Farm, Gunpowder Mill, Shaw Stile Farm, The Hollows, Errwood Farm, Cromford & High Peak Railway, Upper & Lower Lodges, Fernilee Reservoir construction.

To discover more on any of the topics covered in the folders, simply enter the subject in the search field at the top of any webpage.

Here’s a small selection of photos copied from the records (click on any to enlarge).

Goytsclough cottages. More info.

Errwood Bridge. More info.

The gypsy caravan. More info.

The Hollows. More info.

Lorry and crane at Fernilee Reservoir construction site.

Small steam engine at Fernilee Reservoir construction site.