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The Snake Inn, Snake Pass, c 1930s ?
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H
c 1930s ?
About this image
A party of walkers in characteristic gear outside The Snake Inn. A Bullnose Morris is parked on the left.
The inn gave its name to the Snake Pass but in more recent years the hostelry has been renamed the Snake Pass Inn, so effectively renaming it after the thing it had originally given its name to!
The road along the Snake Pass was constructed as a turnpike road (the highest in England) connecting Sheffield with Glossop and opened in 1821. Tolls were levied on the route until 1870 and it was later designated as the A57, being notorious for blockage by snow during the winter months.