Memories of the Peak District's Height of Abraham going back 20 years

The Heights of Abraham may have been welcoming visitors since 1787 but sadly our archive doesn’t go back that far.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 3:00 pm
Above Matlock Bath on the Heights of Abraham cable car in 2002
Above Matlock Bath on the Heights of Abraham cable car in 2002

Take a look at these 17 throwback pictures of guests on the cable cars, welcoming the Olympic Torch or watching shows going back to 2000.

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Andy Foster and Director of Matlock Self Storage James Kerr pictured with the cable car they bought on ebay which was used as a canteen for staff in 2006

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Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath
Heights of Abraham Director Rupert Pugh pictured with the giant mural, created by artist Tess Willoughby and visitors to the centre as part of the National Big Draw day in 2006
James McKay of the National Hawking School in Ashover and three-year-old Barn Owl Islay entertained the crowds in the new amphitheatre at the Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath in 2006
Gemma Hunt, from Cbeebies Swashbuckle, along with other CBBC presenters visited the Heights of Abraham in 2006
The new eco theatre at the Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath in 2007
Daffodils on the hillside at The Heights of Abraham in 2010
Heights of Abraham Mural Painting,L-R, Eva French, Freida Gilliat, Lola French pictured in 2010
A thatcher at the Heights of Abraham Rafal Steczkiewicz in 2010
Derwent Brass a hit at the Heights of Abraham Matlock Bath in 2010
Samba music at Heights of Abraham in 2010
Derbyshire Dales Junior Sportswoman of the Year Emma Erskine was joined by pupils from Matlock Bath Holy Trinity Church Primary School, Cllr Judith Twigg, Jayne Allen and Eddie Wilks from Highfields School, Andrew Pugh, Rory Slater, Cllr Andrew Lewar and David Thornton at the Heights of Abraham as the towns for the Olympic Torch route are confirmed for the county in 2011
Author Chris Stone of Ripley with his new book 'Raising the Wire', the story of the construction of the cable car at the Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath in 2012
Heights of Abraham winning photo for their annual competition back in 2012