SK1789 : Hope Woodlands : Tip Memorial

taken 9 years ago, near to Fairholmes [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

Hope Woodlands : Tip Memorial
Hope Woodlands : Tip Memorial
At the western end of Derwent Dam stands a memorial to a sheepdog named Tip. Her master, Joseph Tagg, was a well known local sheep farmer who helped found Hope Valley Sheepdog Trials, and during his later years lived in Yorkshire Bridge. On 12 December 1953, Tagg, aged 85, went out for the last time with his faithful border collie, and vanished completely. Despite an exhaustive search neither he, nor his dog, could be found. It was not until 15 weeks later that Tagg’s remains were discovered, with Tip, now completely exhausted, lying about five metres away. Somehow, Tip had managed to survive heavy snow, biting winds and freezing temperatures on one of the most hostile stretches of moorland in the country. Tip was carried back to the rescuer’s lorry and later transferred to a caring home, where she was carefully nursed back to health. A year later, in May 1955, she died. However, the hearts of those familiar with the story were so greatly touched, that a memorial was erected in her memory.
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Friday, 22 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 April, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 170 898 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.3334N 1:44.6912W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 170 898
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