It was the boom in the cotton industry that led to the expansion of Glossop in the 19th century. In just 100 years its population multiplied sixfold. Set amidst picturesque moorland, the town lies at the west end of the famous Snake Pass which winds its way to Sheffield.
Close by is the Longdendale Valley which formed part of the Royal Forest of the Peak in the 12th century. Close by, a series of man-made reservoirs still supply than 100 million litres of water a day to the city of Manchester. Not far from here is Hadfield, otherwise known as Royston Vasey in the TV comedy ‘League of Gentlemen’.