Updated 3 May 2007

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 517


Posted 1922 Aug 15. Taken by Central Aerophoto Co Ltd. Serial No.1420. Addressed to:
Mr John Curtis, Outwood Hall Estate, Ledger Lane, Outwood, Wakefield. from "D G M".

High Tor and station, Matlock 1862. See X221 and X183

Matlock Dale and High Tor

A very early aerial photo of High Tor and Matlock Bath. It may have been taken about 1920, using a surplus "stringbag" airplane from the First World War. The pilot held the joystick between his legs, and took the photo over the side of the open cockpit using a big plate camera. If anyone knows more about the "Central Aerophoto Co Ltd" please contact the author

Taken 2007 by Neil France from a paramotor.

Photo taken: c.1920

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