Why is there a memorial for a dog beside the Derwent Reservoir?
Tip was a sheepdog owned by Joseph Tagg, who, though in his 80’s, went walking on Howden Moor on 12th December 1953. Mr Tagg died on the moor and his body was not found until 15 weeks later: 27th March 1954. Having apparently survived the worst of the winter, Tip was found starving alongside her master. She was looked after, but died a year later on 16th February 1955 and a memorial stone was erected by the road close to the Derwent dam wall. Tip was actually buried on the moor where her master had died.