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Commemorative Plaque, Road Construction, Errwood Reservoir, Goyt Valley, c 1980s
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The construction of the steep and straight(ish) road from the Errwood dam wall which was from 1831 to 1892 the 1:7 Bunsall Incline of the Cromford and High Peak Railway where railway waggons were hauled up to the top by a fixed steam engine before continuing their journey with a locomotive. The railway line connected the Peak Forest Canal's terminus at Whaley Bridge with the Cromford Canal south of Matlock, Derbyshire. Plaque presented by members of the Stephenson Locomotive Society in 1972.