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Archive for the ‘This Exploited Land’ Category
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.
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
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.
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 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.
The festival was blessed by the weather gods and so the number of walkers was slightly up on last year, in spite of there being fewer walks in the programme. Over 80 walkers took part, aged from six to well over sixty, with most of them from outside the dale. Some images from the weekend:
Heartfelt thanks to all who organised this excellent weekend and to the walk leaders for making such a success of it.
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.
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.