Uncovering industrial heritage of the Wolds

Down Your Wold Project Officer Sam Phillips, Stewart Squires (SLHA) and Nettleton Project volunteer John Esser, with visitors Vernon Stuffins and John Corcoran holding the items they took along EMN-151201-103656001
Down Your Wold Project Officer Sam Phillips, Stewart Squires (SLHA) and Nettleton Project volunteer John Esser, with visitors Vernon Stuffins and John Corcoran holding the items they took along EMN-151201-103656001
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Nettleton Village Hall was full of visitors for the heritage day helping uncover the ironstone mining industrial history of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Some had worked in, or had family members employed at, the mines in Claxby and Nettleton and many people took along items connected, including Vernon Stuffins who had protective helmets and former Nettleton mine worker John Corcoran, who had travelled from his home in Kent.

“It has been an amazing day,” said Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold Project Officer who organised the event. “We have gathered a wealth of information and lots of names of people in photographs so we can take the project to the next stage.”

And that project is dependent on the small team of volunteers willing to give up their time to and collate the information.

“With the names, the volunteers can now research the workers further through census records etc,” added Sam.

“We are planning to do more talks and walks connected with the mines too.

“The plan is to put together the bigger picture and show the impact the mines had while they were open and the heritage they have left behind.”