The Glossop VAH Project
Glossop VAH Project
The aim of the Glossop VAH project is to celebrate, promote and help preserve the Victorian Architectural Heritage of a proud High Peak, Derbyshire town on the edge of the Peak District National Park roughly halfway between the once industrial hotbeds of Manchester and Sheffield. We hope you enjoy this website and more importantly we hope you will share your memories and photos of Glossop.
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"I really enjoyed reading the history of Glossop pubs. My wife came from Glossop and she tells me that part of her family kept The Market Vaults around 1900. Incidentally her grandad was renowned Fire Officer Sam Roe in Glossop. Thank you." - Michael Sharratt.
"From 1958 to 1970 this shop (119 High Street West now Tung Fong) belonged to my parents Harry & Hilda Bunting as a fish and chip shop it was called "Bunting's Chippy" and before that my uncle Jim & Rose Bunting had it." - Harry Bunting.
"My great uncle was George Herbert Farnsworth, son of Thomas who was a wholesale fruiterer at 112 High Street West. he married Evelyn Platt. They died in 1972 and 1968 respectively. They had no children but me and my cousins remember them with great fondness." - Margaret Weaver
"Isaac's fortune came not just from his ingenuity in developing the belt fastener and associated products but by turning the factory over to munitions in WW1. He patented a particular fuze that overcame design faults in those previously used. His fortune was further enhanced by two speculative ventures. First there was Jacksons Buildings and then there was The Angus Hotel on the north side of Blackfriars Bridge in London." - Peter Quinn (Great-Grandson of Isaac Jackson)
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