SK1789 : Tip the Sheepdog Memorial, near Derwent Dam

taken 7 years ago, near to Fairholmes [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

Tip the Sheepdog Memorial, near Derwent Dam
Tip the Sheepdog Memorial, near Derwent Dam
Joe Tagg was 86 years old when he set off with his sheepdog Tip to tend sheep in the Upper Derwent valley on the icy cold day of Saturday 12 December 1953. By the next morning ‘Old Joe’ and Tip had failed to return home and RAF mountain rescue, gamekeepers and shepherds went out to search for them. It was not until Saturday 27 March 1954 that they were found by two Water Board men rounding up sheep high on Ronksley Moor. It had been fifteen weeks since their disappearance when the frozen corpse of ‘Old Joe’ was found lying in a dip with a very weak Tip only a few feet away. The eleven-year-old Tip had survived 105 days near her master’s body through one of Derbyshire’s harshest winters. Tip was taken home, nursed back to recovery by Joe’s niece and was presented with the Bronze Medal of the Canine Defence League, equivalent to the Victoria Cross of the animal world.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Country estates  People, Events  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1708 8984 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.3064N 1:44.6733W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1707 8984
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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