This is another book in the Halsgrove Parish History series, reminding us of the people and events that have made our communities what they are today - celebrating the past and providing a stepping stone to the future. The photographs in this unique volume, many of them previously unpublished, are a vital record of the history and inhabitants of this ancient settlement brought together from across the community. Bakewell once the capital of the High Peak, is sheltered in a bowl of hills on the banks of a crystal trout stream, the River Wye. Early settlers were drawn to its fertile meadows, irrigated by wells and springs. A settlement eventually derived its name from an Anglo-Saxon named Badeca, whose well eventually became known as Bakewell.