Taken before 1908
Whatstandwell, general view
From a postcard, posted in 1908
Paul Slater took the photo in 2003.
Paul reports that "the area is so changed that it's
impossible to take a picture from the same place as the
one in 1908. All along the B5035, nearly to its junction
with the A6, is now woodland". However, the bridge is
still recognizeable. Thanks Paul.
Photo of unknown date.
Posted 1915. The building is the Derwent Hotel.
Enlargement. Titled "Sheepwashing", the clean sheep
are on the right of a fence, the unwashed sheep on the left. A man
grabs a dirty sheep, flips it on its bottom and
shoves it over the stone embankment into the river.
The man in the river washes it, then
a boy with a stick guides it to the man on the right, who shoves it
up a ramp to the clean flock. Several men and boys are watching the procedure
from the bank and bridge.
Photo taken: before 1908
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