Rosedale Community News
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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category
As part of the This Exploited Land of Iron project, all the major relics, artifacts and buildings are being recorded in three dimensions so that accurate models and computer images can be produced. This involves taking multiple photographs of all aspects of the target and then creating the final 3D image using powerful software programmes.
On your way home on Wednesday evening, 14 June, you may have seen some activity at the kilns at Bank Top where members of the TELI team were recording the detail of the kilns with cameras and a drone.
The repair to the trackway at the stone kilns at East Mines is maturing nicely with the grass that was seeded in the sandbags now sprouting well.
A weekend event highlighting This Exploited Land of Iron project and Rosedale’s Social History at Updale Reading Room, 11.00 – 4.30p.m. Refreshments available. Wheelchair friendly. FREE ENTRY!
Archive photographs, maps, plans and artefacts and much more. Local artwork and crafts for sale.
Guided Walks both days. – Mining and Railway walks 2.0p.m. from Updale Reading Room. Bring walking boots and waterproofs!
A talk by Malcolm Bisby giving an overview of Rosedale’s Mines and Railway at Rosedale Abbey church at 6.00p.m. Saturday 22nd. Free admission with a collection for church funds.
The site has now been cleared and most of it restored, although the track way still needs to be surfaced, it is hoped, with furnace cinder to replicate its orginal state.
Not much progress to report as the recent wet weather has prevented work on the site. Some restoration of the approaches to the kilns area is needed and the immediate area of the workings needs tidying up.
All the main work is now completed and the portakabins and plant have been removed from the area as of today. All that remains is to restore the approaches to the work site by the kilns and top dress the new pathway. The next phase will be to clear the culverts at Reeking Gill to prevent further erosion there.
Most of the major work at East mines is now complete. The new trackway will be resurfaced by Wednesday and with luck and good weather the site will be re-instated by the weekend.
The trackway project is progressing well and the site foreman expects that the main works will be completed by next weekend, with restoration of the site continuing after that.