Pictures of the Past : Calver from the Bridge, Calver

Old Postcard of Calver from the Bridge (Calver)

This 3-arched bridge over the River Derwent was built in the 18th century to replace an earlier fifteenth century bridge; the old ford which it replaced can be traced alongside. However even this one has proved inadequate for today's traffic and a newer bridge to the left of this postcard scene, built in 1974 now carries the busy A623 over the river today.

The River Derwent also marks the boundary between Calver and Curbar, so strictly speaking the photographer is standing in Curbar here! There is a caption on the card (invisible to the naked eye, but which shows up in PaintShop Pro) which says ‘Calver from Bridge’.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

This is one of the postcards in ‘The Reeves Collection’.
In other words, it belonged to my mother.

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 14th October 2003.
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