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Brief Description

Staker Wood is on Staker Hill, in the Harper Hill area of Buxton, a stone's throw over the border of the South West Peak Park. This stopping place has now been mostly subsumed by Hillhead Quarry, although the outline of the northern half of the wood, delineated by a dry-stone boundary wall, can still be seen.



Staker Wood - Buxton


This stopping place is the subject of a story in 'Henry Dry-Bread' - a book compiled by Richard Wade and edited by Robert Dawson - about a Romany Gypsy Traveller called Henry Sherriff.

Henry remembered stopping at Staker Wood (he refers to it as Sticker Planting) with his Grandparents and his Aunt and Uncle Tilly and Ephram Booth. They travelled in a bow top wagon pulled by three horses, perhaps similar to the one pictured.

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