Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Plague Stone

The stone where food was left by for Eyam residents by their neighbours in Stoney Middleton during the plague of 1665-6. The holes were for vinegar in which the coins were left in the hope it would sterilise them.....

Plague Doctor

Strange sights in Eyam and Tideswell

Tideswell to Eyam

A warm welcome at the Horse & Jockey and great to see friends when I needed them most, after a good soaking!

Magpie Mine

Heading for Tideswell

Lead Miners, Lathkilldale

Bateman's House Mine, Lathkilldale

In an attempt to keep the lead mine secret, Mr Bateman built his house over the top of the shaft. You could go down the first 20 feet on a step ladder!

Custard Field Farm and a Welly Doorknocker

More sketches on Day 2, Monyash

Bonnie Prince Charlie's Cupboard

Day 2: Ilam to Hartington:  Bonnie Prince Charlie and has a room named after him at Hartington Hall Youth Hostel as well as the cupboard he is supposed to have used on his stay there. He was on his way to Derby with his rebel army........

Ilam YHA - "Sweet as.....Rock 'n' Roll"

Some characters at Ilam youth hostel

Ilam Church

The church was a lot older than this datestone, containing the Anglo Saxon shrine of St Bertram....

Ashbourne to Ilam

Starting the walk, on the Tissington Trail

Day 1: Derby Bus Station

Helpful Derby residents

Dark Peak White Peak

A map of the route

Peak Pilgrimage

Sketches form my big walk round Derbyshire...it was 62 miles in the end, as I went over 
Froggatt Edge