The path to the stones

The path to the stones

Above: The red circle shows where the photographs above and below were taken – on the track from the second set of stepping stones in Goyt’s Bridge. The one above looking down to the now-sunken hamlet. Back in late August 2022, when the water level in...
Second stepping stones

Second stepping stones

Above: The orange circle above left shows the track leading down to the stepping stones from behind Goytshead Farm. I’ve also circled both sets of stepping stones on the old map of Goyt’s Bridge – the main ones over the Goyt in blue, and the second set in orange. A...
WW1 nurse’s unique photos

WW1 nurse’s unique photos

Above: I’m not 100% sure, but I think Alfreda may be centre of this group pictured on the steps of the Granville Hospital in 1918. Inset is Nick’s photo of Alfreda sitting in the garden of his childhood home. Many thanks to Nick on the Goyt Valley Facebook...
A ghostly encounter

A ghostly encounter

Above: Published in 1963, ‘Portrait of Peakland’ was one of many books written by Crichton Porteous on Derbyshire and the Peak District. This extract includes a ghostly apparition seen by two Errwood Hall maids in 1914. I wonder whether either of the two...
Magic lantern slides

Magic lantern slides

Above: The photograph of the ladies would have been taken from close to the packhorse bridge, looking down the lane which led to the larger bridge over the Goyt. I’ve just come across a couple of wonderful photographs taken in the Goyt Valley (click either...
Three new views

Three new views

Above: A close-up of the first card (click to enlarge) shows a pensive looking gentleman standing half-way across the stepping stones, with the picturesque packhorse bridge behind. Improved road and rail links during the late 19th century brought increasing numbers of...
The stepping stones

The stepping stones

Above: I’ve highlighted the camera view in green. The photographer was standing beside the small packhorse bridge, alongside Wildmoorestone Brook as it joins the River Goyt. Goytshead Farm is just behind. Many thanks to Mike for sending this postcard of the...
The Stepping Stones

The Stepping Stones

Click to enlarge any of the images on this page. Above: A group of walkers in high summer cross the stepping stones with their dogs heading towards Gatehouse Cottage in the distance. The Stepping Stones feature in the 1932 cine film of Goyt’s Bridge. Click here...