This silent film was one of two taken in 1932, during the construction of Fernilee Reservoir. Click the image on the right to open it on YouTube. And then click the expand logo (bottom right) to view it in full screen.

It shows the picturesque, southern part of the Goyt Valley, including the hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge which now lies submerged beneath the waters.

The second video shows the inauguration ceremony for the construction of Fernilee Reservoir. Click here to view it.

Update: I’ve posted a shorter version of this film set to music. Click here to view it.

The film is now owned by the North West Film Archive. I’m hoping they’re not going to object to my posting it here because I think it has significant local interest, and very few people have seen it. But if it suddenly disappears, that’s the most likely reason.