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Alan Roberts talks to Bill Norton about the Naming of Shepherds Cottages and the V1 attack in 1944

In the second interview with Bill Norton, Bill reminiscences about 4 Shepherds Cottage, and the V1 rocket attack on Manchester on Christmas Eve 1944. Where exactly in the Goyt Valley did one of the rockets land and explode?

PLACES AND SPACES – The Early Years of Caving in Buxton

Keith Worsencraft talks about the early years of the Eldon Potholing Club

Keith Worsencraft started caving with the Eldon Potholing club in 1957. In the first of four interviews he talks about the early years of the club, meeting the famous French speleologist, Norbert Casteret at the Nottingham Goose Fair, and taking part in a conference on Caving in France in 1959.

The Beet – Some Early Memories

Bess Barton talks to Alan Roberts about her memories of living at the Beet

The latest in our series of interviews about people's memories of Buxton and its surroundings. To watch the video and hear the interview click below.

If you have some memories of Buxton, Burbage, Fairfield, or Harpur Hill please contact us by email,

Places and Spaces Interview Bill Norton

The Great Burbage Ocher Flood

Alan Roberts talks to Bill Norton about some of Bill's memories of Burbage in particular the flood in the early seventies when flood water backed up in one of the old mining levels and turned the river orange with Ocher.

One of the houses in Burbage mentioned by Bill. the house is no longer there.