|All that is left of "The Grouse and Trout Inn" that served thirsty customers |
up at Redmires from 1852 to 1913. Curiously the date on the carved stone
is 1828 so the lost building may have served an earlier purpose.
To the west of Sheffield, there are three reservoirs which were constructed in the middle of the nineteenth century to supply the city with clean water. A cholera epidemic in 1832 had killed four hundred and two citizens. so the need for improved water provision was most pressing.
Redmires is five and a half miles from the city centre. The effort and the funding for the reservoir project must have been enormous with Irish navvies being drafted in to do much of the heavy work. They created three stepped reservoirs, imaginatively labelling them - upper, middle and lower.
I was up there earlier today, mostly to sit in the car and concentrate on the novel I am currently reading but I also had a little stroll and snapped a few pictures which Inow share with you for free!