Free industrial archaeology talk

Down Your Wold EMN-140519-105654001

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Industrial archaeology in the Lincolnshire Wolds will be the subject of a free talk in Nettleton village hall on Wednesday August 20.

Community Heritage project Down Your Wold is teaming up with the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) to help promote the lost heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds ironstone mining industry.

Speaker Stewart Squires will be giving an insight into the once thriving industry at Claxby and Nettleton.

“When we think of working landscapes in the Lincolnshire Wolds we think of farming, mining doesn’t immediately spring to mind,” said Mr Squires.

“Mining provided employment for the people who lived in the area and along with financial support and social opportunities for miners and their families.”

“Today’s Nettleton landscape is a complete contrast from the noisy and bleak scenes captured from the past mining industry and I hope my talk will help people to see how much the landscape has been worked and what stories it hides.”

The talk starts at 7pm and open to all; there is no need to book.

And attendees are being encouraged to take along any photographs and objects which relate to Lincolnshire Wolds ironstone mining.

There will also be an opportunity for people to sign up to take part in future workshops to further the research the Nettleton mining industry.

For more information visit www.down-your-wold.co.uk or call 01507 609740.