We drove down a one way track from Tunstead and ended up parking by the roadside close to a couple of houses in urgent need of repair. There were only 2 houses here but they had a telephone box and a letterbox.
|Is this the smallest community to have a letterbox and telephone box.|
|A rare GR letterbox|
|Geoff emerging from a blast shelter on the edge of Tunstead Quarry.|
|Crushing Plant at Tunstead Quarry|
|Stoop W15 built into the wall|
|Rob & Ike negotiating the barbed wire|
|Beware of the blasting!!!|
|Breakfast time at the Wormhill Zoo|
James Brindley was born in Tunstead in 1716 and became one of the country's foremost canal builders. He constructed the Bridgewater Canal in 1761.
|James Brindley Memorial|
|Roadside entrance to the James Brindley Memorial|
|Wormhill Village Stocks|
W.L.G. Bagshawe was the local land owner born 1828, he was a renouned rower and in 1848 won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta, the following year he was part of the team that won the boat race for Cambridge.
In 1851 he succeeded to his father's estate at Wormhill. He was killed in 1854 by poachers when he went to deal with them after they were caught netting the River Wye at Millers Dale on his land.
|St. Margarets Church Wormhill|
|Inside St. Margarets Church|
|Final resting place for W.L.G. Bagshaw|
|Stoop W2 in Hay Dale|
It was covered by the grass and we had to clear it away for photo's. While we were there a trio of walkers came up the track and stopped to talk to us. They were aware of stoops and had seen several in the past during there walks.
Finally did you spot RAMBO in one of the pics.