A new collection of curious and odd items which can be found a little further afield in the Peak District.
We start our tour in the very popular spa town of Buxton before moving around the hillside towns and villages including Hartington, Osmaston, Longnor, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Alfreton, Matlock and the rather bizarre plague village of Eyam.
The show ends with a sequence of landscapes which show the true beauty and majesty of the Peak District.
A nice Victorian pillar box opposite The Opera House.
Similar boxes are fairly common including one at Hartington.
Many of the phone boxes in the Peak District are painted grey to merge more discreetly with the countryside
A very rare set of stocks with two rows of holes.
The top row is for your hands.
Most unusual clock face installed to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubillee.
A grisly stone marking the spot where a terrible murder took place.
He came from Eyam - 160 years earlier and he would have been killed by the plague.
No excuse for this.
Too much Buxton mineral water, I reckon.
A village bench made out of horseshoes.
Not the most comfortable thing I've ever sat on.
This town is well known for its crooked church spire.
Some people reckon this is the work of the devil.
What do you think?
Just one of many such signs appearing on cottages in this village.
The story of the village in quarantine is well known but I must admit I found that reading all the signs recording all the deaths rather depressing.
A very rare and interesting astrological sundial on the Church wall.
The best bit of Eyam ! !
Not quite right, is it?
I am told the pub signwriter could not draw lions so he was told to draw the next best thing.
Little John's grave in the church yard.
I sher wood like to find Robin Hood's grave ! !
Is it in the forest?
The Blacksmith's epitaph.
"My sledge and hammer lie declin'd. My bellows too have lost their wind"
Not unique - you may spot this in several other grave yards.
The landlord's wife moaned and nagged so much that he cut her head off with a sword.
Peace - perfect peace ! !
A quick whimsical piece for those of you who, like me, are retired:
How to know when you are getting old.