Photographs Then and Now
The history of Woodhouse Eaves may not date back to the ‘Domesday Book’, but there is reference to the village of ‘Les Eves’ in a court roll of 1481. The name ‘Woodhowse Eaves’ does appear in a rental of c1570. The slate quarries and stockingers helped to expand the village, and then in the late Victorian era tourism arrived. In the early years of the 1900’s postcards became very popular, and many were sold of the village.
By using these postcard views this section shows how Woodhouse Eaves appeared about 100 years ago, followed by a modern photograph taken where possible from the same spot as the original photographer, showing how the village has changed in the last century.
Click on any of the photographs to see a large image. You can then click on the “previous" or “next" icon at the bottom of the image to page through the photographs