Centenary of Kinder Reservoir

A PICNIC with a difference will be taking place on Sunday, July 15, to mark 100 years of water supply from Kinder Reservoir and recreate the celebrations from 1912.

United Utilities (UU) has teamed up with Hayfield Civic Trust (HCT) to mark the occasion and local people are invited to take part.

At 11am, local historian Derek Brumhead and railway enthusiasts Ken and Jean Rangely will lead a guided walk along the route of the old railway line from Hayfield war memorial to Kinder Reservoir.

The fun continues at the old Filter House with a bring-your-own picnic and Edwardian themed fancy dress from 12.15pm. There will be traditional dancing from the Chapel Morris Men and the Shuttlers Clog Dancers, and face-painting for the children.

Judith Lanham from HCT said they are also working, with UU, on a new information board to commemorate the history of the valley.