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Hathersage Road and the Fox House Inn in the snow, Longshaw, pre 1935
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H (Sheffield and District News Pictures, 973 Abbeydale Road)
About this image
Looking north-east up Hathersage Road from the junction with Owler Bar Road following a heavy fall of snow. The Fox House Inn is on the left while two AA (Automobile Association) patrolmen pose for the camera, one seated on a motorcycle combination - the attached sidecar was not for passenger use but carried a toolkit and supplies of water, petrol and oil. While the snow is not particularly deep, the road shows little indication that much other motor traffic has so far got this far over the moors. In the right background the AA's Fox House phonebox (which its membership could access via a specially issued key) can be seen, together with a bus stop.
The Fox House Inn dates back to 1773 but was rebuilt and extended by the Duke of Rutland in the 1840s. It took its name, not as might be supposed, from the animal, but from a Mr Fox of Callow Farm in Highlow, near Hathersage.
While no date for this picture is known, the extent of the branches on the trees suggest it is an earlier occasion (in other words pre January 1935) than that depicted in PTPD300111 and PTPD300112, but possibly the same as that portrayed in PTPD300110 and PTPD300115.