FLASH & GRADBACH - 21/07/03

Tonight we visit the village that claims to be the highest in Britain, Flash, and the small village of Gradbach. Flash is located south west of Buxton, Derbyshire, just off the A53 Roman Road linking Buxton & Leek. Gradbach is just to the West of Flash. The weather is warm, dry and bright.

On the left the road sign as we approach Flash. Centre photo shows the pub, The New Inn and right photo, cottages in Flash. Its nice here today but I should imagine this wind swept place can be pretty bleak in the winter months.
On the left the view to the East, towards the A53 Roman road, centre photo, not to be missed, the Flash Duck Race, with other events listed as including Gerbil Racing, Sack Racing and a Welly Wanging Competition! The photo on the right was taken at the Youth Hostel at Gradbach, showing the Cheshire/Staffordshire border.
Left and centre photos show the Youth Hostel at Gradbach, the present building which used to be a mill, dates from 1785, with the river Dane running alongside. For 100 years it was used in the manufacture of sewing silk. The photo on the right shows what once was the Managers House for the Mill.
The sun sets as we return, the photo on the right looks west from above the Gradbach area, in the left of the photo you can just see the Telecom Tower on Sutton Common.


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