New slideshow of Whaley Bridge history

Cranes help the construction of Fernilee reservoir

Cranes help the construction of Fernilee reservoir

The latest slideshow of Whaley Bridge area history, organised by the Rose Queen Festival committee, will be held this Friday, 18 October, in the Mechanics’ Institute  at 7.30pm.   It is part 2 of a journey down the Goyt Valley, starting with the construction of Fernilee,reservoir and takig in Taxal, Kettleshulme and on to Horwich End.  Slides illustrate the building of Fernilee Reservoir and firemen at the gunpowder factory.

Firemen at the Chilworth gunpowder factory in the Goyt Valley

Firemen at the Chilworth gunpowder factory in the Goyt Valley

Admission is £4, which includes tea, coffee and home made cake.  Proceeds will help in organising next year’s Rose Queen Festival.           

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