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R. Stephenson-Smythe

#1006 Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe »

I have started this thread for people to put photos on that have not appeared previously.
Obviously it is difficult to know if they have or have not but good old Norm will sort it out for us.

R. S-S

Firstly Buxton Road before the Trinity Church Hall and the Doctor’s house ‘One Ash’.



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#1008 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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The same view as the first photo but taken some years later.

R. S-S

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#1012 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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A young lady (name not known) was in service at Brookfield House, on Reservoir Road, Whaley Bridge in 1930. Brookfield House was, in those days, the servants’ quarters for Whaley Hall

She was somehow ‘involved’ with a local police officer, Police Constable Gage from Bridgemont. She told other servants that she and Gage used to meet on Reservoir Road and go to the hen house for a drink.
One Saturday night she got off the Buxton train at Whaley Bridge and started to walk up Reservoir Road to Brookfield House where she was ‘in service’. She was followed by PC Gage from Bridgemont as witnessed by Frank Collier who was employed at Botany Bleach Works. PC Gage did not see Frank Collier.
The next day the young lady was found dead in William Eyre’s hen run and, not intended as a pun, foul play was immediately suspected. The hen run was in the field opposite Brookfield House. The field is now owned by Grant Ford and the hen house is still there after all these years.

A post mortem revealed that the girl had been poisoned with a very rare poison.
The police made enquiries at all the local chemists and the only person who had acquired this type of poison was Police Constable Gage.
Gage was suspected of murdering the girl and was summoned as a witness to the inquest held at the Mechanics Institute on Market Street in Whaley Bridge.
The number of people who wanted to attend the inquest was far too many than the building could cater for so seats were fixed on the pavement outside and loudspeakers were erected so that those people could at least hear the proceedings.

Gage was very evasive with his answers to the Coroner.

When asked why he had bought the very same poison that killed the girl he said he knew nothing about it and he had simply bought the poison to end his dog’s life as it was suffering from a medical condition.
The Coroner asked Gage where he had buried the dog so that checks could be made on its body.
Gage said he had thrown it in the fire-box at Blandola Riddle Works in Bridgemont close to where he lived.
Asked where he had kept the remains of the poison so that could be also checked he said he had also thrown that in the fire-box.

The jury was ordered to return an open verdict and Gage was free to go.

He was transferred the next day to take up duties in Northwich and nobody was ever charged with the poor girl’s murder.

Below is a photo of Grant Ford’s field before his house was built and the hen house is in the corner. You can see the Masonic Hall in the background at the entrance to the Park.

R. S-S



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#1020 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe »

This is a photo of some steeplejacks working on a factory chimney in Whaley.


Anyone know for sure which one?

R. S-S

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#1022 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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A photograph of Brookfield House where the poisoned girl was in service in 1930.
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#1024 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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R. Stephenson-Smythe wrote:This is a photo of some steeplejacks working on a factory chimney in Whaley.
Robert, are you 100% sure it's Whaley?

Although we don't have a great library of chimney photos, none of them have that brickwork at the top, which is unfortunate.

Added later:-
I have found another copy of it on the web that states it is Goyt Mill

Added even later:-
Goyt Mill chimney is not round, unless it had two :?:



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#1027 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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It wasn't Marple Goyt Mill as that one had 2 rings in the brickwork half-way up



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#1031 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe »

Hi Norm,

Not sure if this one has appeared yet.

R. S-S
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#1032 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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Hi Norm,

I’ve plucked this out from a bundle of old photos on Buggy. So I presume this is a photo of Buggy School but I have no idea who they are or even a date.

R. S-S

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#1033 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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More about Buggy:
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#1040 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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Not sure if this has been on here before.

It’s one of the Carnival Floats outside the Mechanics.
I don’t know the year.

R. S-S

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#1047 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe »

This is the old Youth Hostel below Windgather Rocks above Kettleshulme.

The house is, of course, in local stone but the rest of the temporary structure was bought or obtained from within the Goyt Valley.
These structures were part of the Chilworth Gunpowder Works and moved to the Youth Hostel in the 1920’s shortly after the Powder Mill closed.

R. S-S

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#1051 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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This is an old photo of Laneside, Chapel-en-le-Frith wherever that might be.

R. S-S

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#1056 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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The blacksmith's; now WB Pharmacy.
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#1064 Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

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I don’t think this Buggy photo has been on here before.

It shows Christ Quarry, (pronounced Crist so I am not sure of the ‘h’ in the word, Buggyite will know) where all the local red stone was obtained from.
The cottages (Christ or Crist) are at the top of the hill and were presumably quarrymen’s homes when the quarry was working.
There were 4 cottages and these were compulsory purchased by the ministry of Transport whilst the bypass was under construction. After the work was complete the and the cottages hadn’t fallen down they were sold at auction and fetched £55,000.00 and are now converted into a pair of semis overlooking the bypass. The quarry which was worked for years disappeared in a matter of days when the heavy excavators moved in.

R. S-S

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