Three Shire Heads is a point on the Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire borders where four packhorse routes meet. There is a fabulous high-arched stone packhorse bridge beside which is Panniers Pool where the little ponies with their heavy panniers or saddlebags would have been allowed to drink.

Back in the 19th century, Three Shire Heads was a place where lawbreakers or coiners evaded capture by crossing into a neighbouring county as years ago it was only possible for police to act within their own county limits. The local settlement of Flash takes its name from the trading in counterfeit money by these coiners, the word flash being associated as dishonest or not of genuine quality.

Title: 'Mind Your Footing'

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Location: Three Shire Heads, Peak District

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Three Shire Heads is a point on the Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire borders where four packhorse routes meet. There is a fabulous high-arched stone packhorse bridge beside which is Panniers Pool where the little ponies with their heavy panniers or saddlebags would have been allowed to drink.

Back in the 19th century, Three Shire Heads was a place where lawbreakers or coiners evaded capture by crossing into a neighbouring county as years ago it was only possible for police to act within their own county limits. The local settlement of Flash takes its name from the trading in counterfeit money by these coiners, the word flash being associated as dishonest or not of genuine quality.

Title: 'Mind Your Footing'

Location: Three Shire Heads, Peak District

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