Hopwood Estate tour enjoyed by all

Over 35 members and guest attended the MAS annual guided heritage tour. This was led by Geoff Wellens who has a fondness for Hopwood Clough obviously nurtured as a young boy. He showed us his favourite haunts reminising about the man who had a clock in his shed. The Clough has remnants of C19 coal mine with what looks like a pit head and stone building. Further upstream Geoff pointed out Some WW2 tank traps that were used to shore up the river bank. 

Bob Huddart explained the ongoing investigation of the millers cottage followed by Cliff Ivers demonstrating how the corn mill worked. Geoff took the party up to Lords Wood and highlighted the ice house whilst explaining how it was used.

The tour ended in time to see a glorious sunset over the Hopwood Chapel.

Geoff showing the coal mine


Tank Traps on the River Trub


The Millers Cottage Excavation


Hopwood Cornmill


The Ice House


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