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W Ward doing a climbing stunt on Pillar Rock, Black Rocks ?, Cromford ?, c 1940s
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H (Sheffield News Pictures, 973 Abbeydale Road, Millhouses)
About this image
Despite this view being identified as Black Rocks, Cromford, in PTPD300137, the location is actually in some doubt as the original caption for this shot states the location as being near Baslow. Can anyone confirm which is correct?
The original caption reads:
'Easter opening Climb. Peak Climbing Club try the rocks near Baslow, Derbyshire today. W Ward of Sheffield on Pillar Rock.'
The Sheffield-based Peak Climbing Club was a relatively new enterprise at the date of this photo, having been formed in 1942 by Ron Townsend (1919-2015), one of the foremost gritstone climbers in the post-war era. The Club was still active 70 years later.