SK3455 : Goat and Quarry

taken 6 years ago, near to Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Goat and Quarry
Goat and Quarry
This wooden, sculptured goat is part of the sculpture trail and woodland walk at Crich Tramway Village. The sculpture, designed by Peter Walwin, was inspired by a goat which escaped from captivity and lived on the face of the quarry opposite until it was frightened away during a firework display.
Crich Tramway Village and National Tramway Museum
Crich Tramway Village is the recreated historic village that is the setting for the National Tramway Museum in Derbyshire. The village is set around a period street, with several re-built buildings from all over the country, including the façade of the former Assembly Rooms from Derby and the Red Lion Inn from Stoke-on-Trent. The site has been developed at a derelict limestone quarry.

The museum has over 60 tramcars from various locations; about seventeen vehicles are currently in operational condition, with more on display or being restored. Every operating day, the museum selects between two and four trams and operates them over its line to Glory Mine, via Wakebridge. The village also includes a cafe, old-style sweetshop, and the museum's tram depots. There is also a re-created Victorian park, children’s play area, woodland walk and sculpture trail.

LinkExternal link Crich Tramway Village web site
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 June, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 22 June, 2013
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Paths  Quarrying, Mining  Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 343 552 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.5747N 1:29.3381W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 343 551
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