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National Trust Landrover - Snake Pass, Derbyshire

National Trust Landrover - Snake Pass, Derbyshire | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
The Derbyshire Peak District is a magnificently wild and beautiful area. This upland region - divided into the White Peak and the Dark Peak, one named for the limestone rock, and the other for grit...
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Golden Valley Light Railway - a Derbyshire gem

Golden Valley Light Railway - a Derbyshire gem | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
The Golden Valley Light Railway, which follows the line of a former ironworks narrow-gauge railway, is a part of the Midland Railway-Butterley (a standard gauge railway), which is located at Butter...
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The Midland Railway, Butterley - a Derbyshire gem

The Midland Railway, Butterley  - a Derbyshire gem | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
I have always been interested in railways, especially those using steam locomotives. I remember as a boy taking a 4d (four 'old pence') bus ride one of the old 'blue and cream' Midland General Omni...
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A slice of heaven....the High Peak, Derbyshire

A slice of heaven....the High Peak, Derbyshire | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Here we have a slice of heaven.....in the High Peak of Derbyshire, deep in the Peak District National Park (the first such established in Great Britain). In the original photograph you could see so...
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Whirlow Brook Hall - resurgence, at last!

Whirlow Brook Hall - resurgence, at last! | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Sometimes it happens that a building is barely noticed by the public; it might have obvious charm and yet is poorly sited; it can be architecturally interesting, yet is overshadowed by a much more ...
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The Britten SA-1 Sheriff - a rescue job

The Britten SA-1 Sheriff - a rescue job | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Sometimes, if you can do just ONE thing right, it makes it all worthwhile. I was appointed as Assistant Keeper, Aviation in the Leicestershire Museums Service, and then seconded to the East Midland...
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The Old Nag's Head, Edale - the start of something big!

The Old Nag's Head, Edale - the start of something big! | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
I'm drawn to pubs - there, I've said it. Not flashy bars with their even flashier bar staff producing cocktails of dubious colours and doubtful pedigree, not expensive hotel lounges with their dres...
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Peak Rail - the 'restart' of something big!

Peak Rail - the 'restart' of something big! | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Peak Rail is a dream, a dream that thanks to the hard work of hundreds of members, and supporters by the thousand, is slowly coming true. In the 1960s, British Railways (as it then was) closed many...
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Chesterfield Corporation Tram, No. 7 - National Tramway Museum, Crich

Chesterfield Corporation Tram, No. 7 - National Tramway Museum, Crich | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Before railways, there were tramways. These started out as a means to move coal and other minerals around - a tram was one of the names for a wheeled truck that contained coal, and a 'tramway' a pr...
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The Riding House, Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

The Riding House, Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Derbyshire is well-blessed with the remains of castles dating from the Norman period, such as Melbourne, Duffield and Horston Castles and Morley Motte. However, these examples are now hardly more t...
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Dry-stone walls, Derbyshire

Dry-stone walls, Derbyshire | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Dry-stone walls, DerbyshireSince Neolithic times, herders of sheep and cattle have sought to construct sheep folds and cattle pens to defend their livestock against predators. They also wished to d...
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Winnats Pass, Castleton, Derbyshire

Winnats Pass, Castleton, Derbyshire | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Winnat's Pass from part-way up MamTorThe day was warm, the month was May, and it was a grand idea to go to the summit of Mam Tor and take a few photographs. Here we can see some of the magnificent ...
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Derbyshire

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Very well, I'll say it....I was born in Derbyshire, and I am very proud of that fact. There is Scots blood in me, too, and I do enjoy the wilder parts of the British Isles. The Peak District Nation...
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Longshaw Hall, Peak District and 'The Glorious Twelfth'

Longshaw Hall, Peak District and 'The Glorious Twelfth' | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Once the Peak District was ringed with buildings such as Longshaw Hall. Isolated, surrounded by rough sheep pasture and deep woods, and dominated by the high moorland country, it is hard to fathom ...
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Diesel locomotive, D212 - overcoming adversity

Diesel locomotive, D212 - overcoming adversity | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Britain adopted diesel traction on its railways rather late (at least compared to other nations on the European continent). This was due, in part, to ample supplies of good Welsh steam coal, and a ...
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'Families, Dogs and Muddy Boots Welcome' - The Rambler Inn, Edale

'Families, Dogs and Muddy Boots Welcome' - The Rambler Inn, Edale | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Edale, a lovely green vale in heart of the Peak District National Park, is a truly beautiful spot. Named as 'Aidale' in the Domesday Book of 1086, this remote valley, with the little River Noe and ...
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Water, the power behind the Industrial Revolution - Western Arm, Cromford Canal

Water, the power behind the Industrial Revolution - Western Arm, Cromford Canal | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
Richard Arkwright had a problem. He had chosen the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire because of its ample water supply, which he could harness to power his revolutionary mills, the world's first success...
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The Red Lion Hotel, Crich Tramway Village

The Red Lion Hotel, Crich Tramway Village | Derbyshire and The Peak District | Scoop.it
The Crich Tramway Village is home to many superb exhibits which form the National Tramway Museum. However, as well as the preserved trams - many of which run - and associated memorabilia and photog...
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