On the trail of Old Glossop’s heritage

Visitors to Old Glossop may spot some interesting new additions as they walk around the town.

Interpretation panels and heritage plaques charting the town’s notable historic events, sites and key buildings have been installed by High Peak Borough Council as part of the Old Glossop Heritage Trail.

The information available on site is supported by a website – www.oldglossoptrail.co.uk – containing archive images, supplied by the Glossop Heritage Trust, and details of the stories behind these images.

There’s also an audio trail, supported by the HLF Sharing Heritage Fund, with tales of bygone days told by local people which can be downloaded along with a family activity sheet.

Trail leaflets are available from information stands at the Municipal Buildings in Glossop, Bradbury House, Laura’s Coffee House on Henry Street and Glossop Library.

High Peak Borough Council would like to thank the following organisations for their help and support in creating the trail:

  • Glossop Heritage Trust
  • Glossop Historical Society
  • Glossopdale and Longdendale Archaeology Society
  • Old Glossop Residents Association
  • Duke of Norfolk School

Notes to Editors

The audio trail and activity sheet have been developed with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage programme. Using money raised through the National Lottery, the HLF aims to make a lasting impression for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, it invests in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with £5.5bn across the UK. For more information visit www.hlf.org.uk


Some of the trail plaques and panels in Old Glossop.


HPBC Media Release Contact: Carolyn Sanders – Media Relations Manager

Press Office: 0845 129 7777 ext 4691 or 07595 270937

Email: carolyn.sanders@highpeak.gov.uk

Web:  www.highpeak.gov.uk


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