The Cat & Fiddle Pub

Many thanks to Corrie for allowing me to scan her collection of old postcards showing the famous Cat & Fiddle pub. Standing close to the source of the River Goyt, it was on the edge of the Grimshawe’s Errwood Estate. The postcards include many going back to the early 1900s, and provide some fascinating detail. But there is a bit of a mystery over when the pub was extended. As the captions show, it’s not easy trying to work it out. But it’s an interesting challenge!

Click on any image to enlarge, and then scroll through the collection using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Please get in touch if you have any photos you’d like to add to the collection. (Or if you know when the pub was extended!)