Pictures in colour

Pictures in colour

Above: The caption under the photo of Goyts Bridge mentions a ‘very pretty old mill’. I don’t think there was a mill in Goyt’s Bridge, so it must have been the one at Goytsbridge. This closed in 1890, so it must have been derelict at the time....
Lost in a snowstorm

Lost in a snowstorm

Above: It seems a few years since the Cat & Fiddle was last cut off in a severe snow storm – which sometimes lasted for days.  This postcard from Corrie’s collection, showing snow piled up against the front porch, probably dates back to...
Cat & Fiddle update

Cat & Fiddle update

Above: The Cat & Fiddle team pictured in what was once the lounge bar (from l to r): Owen McCullough, Lindsay Bond, Karl Bond, Tom Ottley & Gem Hope. It looks like the iconic Cat & Fiddle Inn, perched high on the moors beside the Buxton to Macclesfield...
Cat & Fiddle rescued (1918)

Cat & Fiddle rescued (1918)

Above: At the time of writing (August 2019) the Cat & Fiddle has been closed for a couple of years. It’s a sad state for a once very popular pub. But it was a similar story some 100 years ago. This famous pub, standing close to the source of The Goyt on...
Goyt Valley Story #1

Goyt Valley Story #1

Clifford Rathbone’s ‘Goyt Valley Story’ has been out of print for many years. But the current copyright holders, Willow Publishing, have kindly granted permission to publish the first chapter here. The book contains a series of articles written by...
Visiting the Cat & Fiddle (1888)

Visiting the Cat & Fiddle (1888)

Above: This postcard view of the Cat & Fiddle would have been painted in the late 19th century. Inset: A line illustration of the same view accompanied Strephon’s report of his 1888 visit. Above: The 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808-1891) seems to have been...
The Cat & Fiddle Inn

The Cat & Fiddle Inn

Above: Just a few of the wonderful postcards from Corrie’s collection on the Cat & Fiddle Inn. Click here to view them all. Above: These old postcards are photographs rather than prints, so haven’t been reduced to a series of dots. This means they...