This postcard of the "Haw Lees" clearly shows the long line
of fencing bordering the Broad Walk. The Council used railway
sleepers for the uprights, through which they threaded the old tram
cables. Glynn Waite points
out that the tramway used 24 new cables during its lifetime and
they had to go somewhere when they were replaced.
In addition to the old cables being used on the Hall Leys they
were also utilised along the Pic Tor Walk and remnants could
be found there until relatively recently. Another recipient was
Matlock Football Club. The drawback was that if you were at a football
match on a hot day and leaned against the cable ropes you were
likely to come away with a greasy line across your back.