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Archive for the ‘Ironstone Mining’ Category

Land of Iron Public Consultation – 12 December 2017

A public consultation on the proposed conservation measures on Rosedale’s ironstone roasting kilns was held last night, 12 December, in the Coach House Inn. The session was very well attended by 28 local people and there was lively discussion on several topics after stimulating presentations by representatives from the project office and the archaeological and engineering agencies involved with the proposed works.

Tom Mutton, the TELI project manager outlines progress on the project.

Details of how to volunteer to help out in the programme of works on the line in 2018 can be found at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/landofiron 

Land of Iron Update – Breakthrough!

A group of local volunteers, armed with buckets and spades on Saturday 28 October, dug down through the mud and discovered the original upstream entrance to the Reeking Gill culvert, with Shaun Doughty having used a digger to clear the site (see previous update on 4 October). Work will now continue to shift the rest of the debris from the entrance and expose more of the large stone archway. Muscle power and determination won the day and well done to all.

The entrance exposed at last!

Work has also been done to clear some of the smaller culverts along the old railway line so that water no longer builds up and threatens the integrity of the track bed.

A cleared culvert near Nab Scar

A fuller progress report will be given around the New Year, so that all can see how this marvellous project is progressing. Meanwhile please look at the NYMNPA call for volunteers poster and join in.

 

Land of Iron Project Update – 4 October 2017

Work on the Land Of Iron project continues apace in Rosedale. The repair done to the track at Stone Kilns is greening up nicely and will be barely visible from a distance by this time next year:

Trackway repair as at 4 October 2017

New, bigger interpretation boards have been placed at the three kiln sites:

Stone Kilns Board

Work is currently ongoing to clear the upsteam entrance to the major culvert under Reeking Gill to prevent the dangerous build up of water behind the embankment:

Shaun Dougherty at work

Rosedale History Society Coffee Morning – Saturday 7 October 2017

By courtesy of the proprietor, there will be a coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 7 October between 10.00 and 12.00 am in aid of the Rosedale History Society, As well as the ever popular cake sales and raffle, there will be displays of archive photographs and information on family, social and industrial history of the dale. There will also be an update on the This Exploited Land of Iron project.

Coffee and good company

Any donations for the raffle would be gratefully received, but above all come along and enjoy the company, chat and excellent coffee and cakes

 

TELI 3D Modelling

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.

Tom Mutton, the TELI project manager with Rory the drone pilot at Bank Top kilns

Maria Calderon imaging the inside of the kilns. Do not try this yourselves, folks!

Rosedale Local History Weekend – 22 to 23 April 2017

Ghost Miners at Bank Top

 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.

Information:  http://rosedale.ryedaleconnect.org.uk/history-contacts/news-and-events/

email. rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk 

Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast – *Now on Friday 21 April 2017*

Updating Tony on the history of mining at Bank Top

Oops, a false start! Although the episode of Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast programme which aired on Channel 5 at 8.00pm on Good Friday was supposed to cover the North York Moors, not much was shown until near the end. However, next week’s programme on Friday 21 April at 8.00pm on Channel 5 will show much more of the NYMs and will include a segment on Rosedale or so we understand. Set your recorders on if you can’t watch at the time, or catch-up later. Should be interesting and a good run-in for the Land of Iron History Days at the Updale Reading Room on 22 and 23 April from 11 to 4.30 pm each day.