Water-cum-Jolly Dale, Longstone (1928)

Recent Photograph of Water-cum-Jolly Dale (1928) (Longstone)

A very pretty scene, even in black-and-white. Water-cum-Jolly Dale is the rather curious name given to the area in Monsal Dale beside Cressbrook Mill where the river Wye has been dammed to provide a large mill pond. The main water flow is channeled over a weir, where a footbridge crosses the river to begin the Monsal Trail, the footpath following the route of the old Bakewell to Buxton railway line through Monsal Dale.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Morrison, John - Making Tracks (a walk in Monsal Dale). Article published in Peak District Magazine (Dalesman Publications), Jan/Feb 1998, pp36-38.

This image is one of a collection of photographs taken during a touring holiday in the summer of 1928, and is dated 1st June that year.

Image contributed by Robert Mather on 6th February 2003.
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