I’d like to introduce you to the a film which has special interest to me as a Derbyshire girl, Peak County, a travelogue of Derbyshire covering the heritage, scenery and industry of the county.
We see countryside in the Derbyshire Peak District and men building a drystone wall. In travelogue style with a voice over we then visit: Matlock Bath; Buxton; Ashbourne on market day; Chesterfield including the Town Hall; Revolution House at Old Whittington; Haddon Hall including interiors and shots of the grounds; Chatsworth House and gardens; Peveril Castle; ramblers and climbers at Mam Tor; people entering a pot hole; a Blue John mine and a modern quarry including shots of a railway wagon being hauled by cable; pipes being spun in a steel works; a reservoir; Tissington village and well dressing; Eyam village and its association with the plague; a village cricket match; anglers (with reference to the writer Izaak Walton); interiors of Masson Mill at Matlock Bath showing production work; dyeing of cloth; live stock and events at the Bakewell Show; Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment with ram mascot; unnamed nylon and knitwear factories; winter skiing; a regimental banquet and finally a train passing over the viaduct at Monsal Head
What do you think of the film? Does it bring back any memories? Are there places that are no longer there or still going strong?! Share you thoughts below….