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I have occasionally been fly fishing on Ladybower, using one of the rowing boats.

If you row under the viaduct towards Derwent it seems you can nearly touch the top of the arches. The water must be very deep.

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 Film about Derwent Valley Reservoirs and Dams

 

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On 10/06/2018 at 21:16, rover1949 said:

I have occasionally been fly fishing on Ladybower, using one of the rowing boats.

If you row under the viaduct towards Derwent it seems you can nearly touch the top of the arches. The water must be very deep.

No chance of touching the arches this week rover1941

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Some photographs of Derwent Village,  i`m not sure what buildings these ruins were part of!  can anyone enlighten me as to what they are?

 

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Probably of no interest to anyone else, but one of the photos here shows the location of my Dad’s bench, sited and dedicated to his memory for almost twenty years now...

 

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On 24/10/2018 at 21:09, RLongden said:

Thanks for the links RLongden. 

In one of the links about the Hall it says Charles Boot carried out the demolition of the Hall, wasn't he the guy who demolished Clumber House after it was destroyed by fire?

Next time I'm out at Derwent I'll look out for your dad's bench!  In the early seventies i installed some heating in the building called the Old House over on the opposite side of the reservoir from your dad's bench, if I'm remembering correctly it was leased at the time to a Mr Ollerenshaw JP.

 

 

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Yes, you’re correct about that and most of the treasures from Clumber House were either relocated to Thornbridge Hall (Boot’s own Stately pile in Derbyshire), or else sold off and shipped across the Atlantic. Our export controls weren’t what they are now, so most of our historical masterpieces were bought up by the American wealthy, who had none of their own.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clumber_Park

http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/eastmidlands/series6/grand_designs.shtml

Sutton Scarsdale Hall is another example of this, just West of the M1, below J29 is now all but a shell, after being dismantled brick-by-brick, by a US billionaire, who wanted to rebuild it exactly as it was, somewhere Stateside. They meticulously took everything apart (the roof, the wall panels, the floorboards, everything) and packed in into crates, for the ocean voyage to the US. The story goes that before the project could be completed, the Wall Street crash ruined the billionaire and he had no money to carry on. What was left of the house in Derbyshire just stands as a gutted shell and all the crates of materials stripped from the house and shipped over, were left in storage, never to be rebuilt. At least that what I read somewhere?

It’s not strictly speaking what is says on “Wiki” however, but never let the truth get in the way of a good story eh? :)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutton_Scarsdale_Hall

As for Dad’s bench. He and Mum were frequent walkers around ‘the dams’, but whilst out on one of these strolls, he tragically collapsed and died not far from the spot where the bench now stands. It seemed fitting that his memorial should be here, in a place that he loved and surrounded by such beautiful scenery...

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