A Whaley Bridge welcome: town eager for tourists to visit

After its dam drama, residents are home in the Peak District town. It’s also reopening for visitors, and offers them great walking, cycling and fine fish-and-chips

It has been a tough week for the businesses of Whaley Bridge, which was evacuated last Thursday amid fears that the Toddbrook reservoir, above the town, could burst its dam following torrential rainfall.

Residents and business owners were allowed back home on Wednesday, and shops, cafes and pubs are set to reopen by the weekend. They actively want people to come and visit, according to Martin Thomas, chair of the town council.

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