A village of fetes, felons & Ferranti

Baslow, Derbyshire

Alex Ledger looks at some of the more unusual elements of the history of Baslow.

ST ANNE’S CHURCH with its unique clock-face adds much to the charm of Baslow, as does the venerable old bridge with its miniature tollhouse, from which 16th-century toll-keepers could demand a pricey 6s 8d for any millstone carried over the bridge.