our Valetines Day animal bones workshop lead
PLEASE NOTE: due to the extension of our TCP project completion date our Open Day and Exhibition has been postponed until Saturday 6th June - click here for details
Our next meeting is on
Monday 20th April
Through a series of old photographs amateur historian, Warren Allison, will tell the story of one of the country's largest and the world's most famous lead mines. The mine - located at Glenridding, Ullswater - has played its part both in the American Civil War and the nuclear test ban treaty at the end of the 1950's. It was also the first UK metal mine to have an underground electric locomotive and a winding engine powered by hydro electricity in 1891........
connection to the mine goes back to the 1850's when part of his mother's
family moved from Coniston, where they were copper miners
and slate quarrymen, to Patterdale to work at the mine. His
great grandfather drove the first electric locomotive for most of its
working life and he also took the contract to take the first lead ore
that came up the shaft with the electric winder. His
mother also worked at the mine in
Our Top Cow Pasture project Open Day and Exhibition has now been postponed until Saturday June 6th. Click here for details
Click here for the latest newsletter from the Long Preston Big Dig
Congratulations to our chairman - David Johnson - who has received a Highly Commended Marsh Award for Community Archaeologist of the Year - sponsored by the CBA.
Long Preston Heritage Group are looking for volunteers to help with their Big Dig. Click here for more information.
To read about our Top Cow Pasture Project and for a link to the daily blog of last year's excavation click here
See the first reports and spreadsheets from our ongoing Scales Moor survey here. Recently added: Enclosures and Water Features.
published - Medieval Studies
in the Yorkshire Dales
edited by Roger
Click here to see a list of our Practical Activities for 2015
Hot off the press - a new publication by Yvonne Luke - Neolithic Long Mounds of the Yorkshire Dales. Click here for details of how to get your copy.
The results of our survey of the north west flanks of Ingleborough can now be viewed on-line. Click here to see the spreadsheet, plans, photographs and members essays.