Mike has just found this wonderful oil painting of Goyt’s Bridge in Buxton Museum’s art collection. The artist is shown as GM Brown with a date of late 19th century, but there are no other details.
The picturesque view over the stepping stones towards the old packhorse bridge was very popular with artists and photographers, as well as the thousands of visitors who flocked here to enjoy the tranquil landscape of the valley.
Well-to-do tourists came from the nearby spa town of Buxton. And with the arrival of the railways, less affluent workers were able to bring their families from the surrounding industrial cities to enjoy the clean, fresh air.
The building at top right is Goytshead Farm. This was one of two tearooms in Goyt’s Bridge. Click here for more photos and information on the farmhouse.