Chapel-en-le-Frith in old picture postcards volume 1

Chapel-en-le-Frith in old picture postcards volume 1

:   Mike Smith
:   Derbyshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-6020-9
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39 Whitehough, just over a mile norm-west ofChapel, is a pretty hamlet of attractive inns and old cottages, grouped around an Old Hall and 10cated in a deep, cosy valley which is sheltered by Chinley Churn. A miniature monument, adjacent to a well, carries the inscription 'Pax Vobiscum'. The hall, pictured here behind its walled garden, retains the appearance of a late Elizabethan manor house. lts gables and mullion-windows make a charrnmg composition. The 160 acre Whitehough Estate was sold off as separate lots in 1806. john Booth purchased the hall and land in its immediate vicinity

and erected a paper mill, known as Whitehall Mills, on part of the land.

40 We now return to Market Street in the centre of the town. At one time the Earls of Shrewsbury owned the rights to Chapel Market. The Earl of Shrewsbury during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I was Lieutenant of Derbyshire and the custodian ofMary Queen ofScots during her stay in Buxton. The talbot, or hound, is the badge of the Earls of Shrewsbury and gives rise to the name ofthe Dog Inn, which was sometimes known as the Talbot. The fa├žade of Waltori's shop was for many years a colourful element in the Market Street scene. William Walton was a grocer and wine merchant but it is

obvious from this photograph that he also dispensed sides of bacon!

41 This fine view of a sunny afternoon in Market Street was taken from the surnmit of the road by Market Place. There are glimpses on Marker Place of the Jubilee Horse Trough and the Marker Cross as well as a very imposing lamp standard. The solid building on the east side of Market Place houses the District

Bank, and Billy Hibbert's cyde shop occupies the premises below the bank. The sign of the Royal Gak projects above Market Street, but the Pack Horse Inn appears to have lost its sign. A factory chimney at the foot of the road by Smith Broek indicates a pocket of indusrnal activity

and the hilly area known as Peaslows is visible in the disrance. The raad bears evidence of horse-drawn traffic; pedestrians are able to walk on the roadway in safety and traffic volumes have not yet reached

the pitch which necessitated road-widening at this point in later years.

42 This general view of TOVVll End was taken from the parish ehureh. The sloping land in the foreground is Burrfields, at the foot ofwhich is a large building whieh onee housed the Auxiliary Fire Service and has now been eonverted into flats. Small factories are visible by Smith Braak - the strearn which runs along the valley and under the main raad. The Wesleyan Chapel stands imposingly on the south side of the main raad. Hayfield Raad is on the left and Buxton Road runs off to the right. Beyond the town, stalle walls piek out the eontours of the Dark Peak hills and a raad snakes over

Peaslows to the high-altitude hamlet of Sparrowpit, The eon tours of the main roads have ehanged very little over the years and the distant hills have not altered in appearallee, but housing develop-

ments now cover part ofBurrfields and also land to the south of Buxton Raad.

43 Chapel-en-le-Prith has been widely known for many years as the home of Ferodo Brake Linings and Ferodo is a major employer in the district to this day; but there has long been a variety of other small industries in and about the town. The good water supply encouraged the setting up of wadding mills, and paper and cotton mills were established in the early nineteenth century. The 1 827 Directory lists cotton mills, a brewery and a nail manufacturing firm as industries in the town, as well as coal mines on the western side of the parish. Industries centred around Smith Braok have included an engineering company, D.D.T. works, and blouse and shirt factones. This

photograph shows the female labour force at work in the shirt works.

44 Park Raad, shown in this postcard, runs from Market Street towards the estates known as the Eaves. One set of cottages with twin gabled porches has survived to the present day but considerable housing development has taken place on the raad since this photograph was taken. The area beyond the gate posts at the end of the lane was once largely parkland, save for a few large red-brick villas. The villas remain, but most of the farmer parkland is now occupied by a council estate. The Eaves estates, at the southern extremity of Park Raad, were purchased by Henry Kirke of Martinside in 1654. The Henry Kirke, who wrote one of the standard his-

tories of Chapel-en-le-Frith, was a descendant. The Target Wall, used for target practice by the Volunteer Reserve, was also in this vicinity. Unfortunately, the wall has now been destrayed.

45 This postcard shows Market Street from the Town End area of Chapel. The shop with twin blinds has long been a hardware shop, for many years under the ownership of the Carrington family and more recently in the hands of the Hall family. The terrace on the right contains a newsagent's shop to this day, but the present newsagent's is sited in a shop unit a little nearer to the centre of Town End. The building in the recess beyond the shops is The Shoulder of Mutton. The old public house was refronted in later years and then demolished and replaced by a new building, erected on the site of the row of three cottages seen in the photograph.

The Empress Cinema was built in 1924 on land immediately beyond the row of three cottages. The cinema was also refronted some time before its eventual demolition.

46 This photograph, taken from the bridge over Smith Brook, also shows the Town End section of Market Street bef are the building of the Empress Cinema and before the demolition of the old Shoulder of Mutton. Prior to the establishment of the Empress Cinema, films were shown in the Constitutional Hall on Eedes Raad. The twin gabled building on the left, which still stands, housed the groeery and drapery departments of the Co-operative Society. A building to accommodate a butcher's department was later added on the Smith Brook side of the Co-op. This smal! additional shop unit has

also survived to the present day, but it na langer contains a butcher's shop.

47 The hardware shop at Town End has always presented an attractive and busy frontage to Market Streel. This picture is not unlike a present-dav scene at the shop, when barrows, baskets, shovels, bags of cement and all manner of other objects may he seen spilling colourfully onto the pavement. The line of watering cans is a memorable feature of the old photograph shown here. The present owners were recently given an Amenity Society Gold Award in recognition of their positive contribution to the streetscape in Town End and as reward for their work in restoring an old fire-range whieh has survived inside the building.

48 This postcard shows an early mode of transport used by the propneters ofTOiV11 End's hardware shop. Their double-decked cart was every bit as colourful and crammed with objects as their shop frontage and it acted as an excellent advertisement for their thriving business.

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