Today's photo looks down Huddersfield Road towards the Royal Oak and the junction with Grove Road in Millbrook. The road curves to the left at the bottom of the hill before heading uphill through Millbrook village towards Carrbrook and Mossley.
Straight ahead we are looking up the steep-sided Brushes Valley towards Walkerwood Reservoir (see Google or Live views below).
The traffic lights at the bottom of the hill have recently been installed because of the extra traffic emerging from Grove Road since the building of houses and apartments there.
In 1908 a single deck tram car ran away down this hill and crashed through a wall before plunging down a bank into a stream [see photo].
See Google Aerial View of this location.
See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.
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