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River Wye and Bakewell Bridge, Bakewell, 1840

This is Bakewell Bridge taken from the back of Smiths Woodyard - which would be the Marble Works then. Bridge House is on the left with Castle Hill on the right and Cracknowl in the distance. The allotments off Coombs Rd are on the right. The wooded island by the bridge is artificial and did not exist in its present form then. (Information supplied by Janice Mather). This image is one of a collect…