The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28795   Message #2955011
Posted By: Rob Naylor
30-Jul-10 - 05:04 AM
Thread Name: Gunnerside Gill
Subject: RE: Gunnerside Gill
Jim, did you ever play at the pub in Gunnerside in the early 70s. A group of us used to go up there from south of Bradford quite often, and wild camp up Gunnerside Ghyll. I recall seeing a band at the pub there in probably '72/ '73 playing mainly songs relating to local places, and wonder whether it was you?

I think we were fairly reckless youngsters back then...we used to explore the mine workings up the ghyll. I remember a huge bronze engine being in one of them and speculating on the possibility of getting it out. We never tried, but we did, one trip, dig out the remains of an ore tub from the beck and managed to get it back down to the village. I think we upset the manager of the museum in Reeth when he saw us taking it home with us in one of the lads' dad's van.

I still feel vaguely guilty about removing industrial heritage from the area, but we were only aged 15-18 at the time.