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Bill Geary was on Calver parish council in the 1990s when the dangerous condition of the Weir was considered as requiring action. Bill recognised the need to do something and encouraged the parish council to take action. He helped to organise a meeting with neighbouring parish councils and organisations such as the Environment Agency and the Peak District National Park Authority. He is to be credited with beginning the process which would lead to the restoration of the weir.
Ken Smith is Cultural Heritage Manager for the Peak District National Park Authority. Ken was the officer who led the Authority’s involvement in trying to save and restore the weir, realising early on the need for conservation and the potential to support the local community. The Authority became the main partner of the Calver Weir Restoration Project, assisting with fund-raising, heritage advice as well as supporting the current project officer.