A HISTORY OF THE WOOL BROOK – AKA THE BICKWELL STREAM

THE NAME:

There is a discussion on the general history of Glen Goyle pages which looks at the name of the rivulet which runs through the combe: see “Names of the house, stream & valley”:

History of Glen Goyle – Friends of Glen Goyle

Mary Walden-Till has found some further evidence in the newspaper archives – and comments:

This from 1872 is perhaps proof that the brook is the Woolbrook? It would also seem that sewerage from Peak Hill and the Glen went into the streams and thence to the beach … not very nice!

Jan 1st 1872 report on Local Board meeting: