Cover of the popular publication for the Windermere Reflections Project
The popular publication we produced for the Windermere Reflections project has now come back from the printers. It will shortly be available to purchase directly from the Lake District National Park Authority. Whether you are interested in community archaeology, industrial archaeology or the history of Windermere and the wider Lake District in general it is worth having a look at.
The book concentrates on the surveys and excavation undertaken in the Windermere catchment over the last few years as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project. Themes covered in the publication include metal mines, slate quarries, bloomeries, fulling mills and woodland industries. There is even a picture of me on the back!
Maybe I should post this, maybe not. It is a long talk given to an interested local non-archaeology group and of course there is no Powerpoint to go with it either. My thanks for the recording goes to the Continuing Learning Group at Lancaster University (c)
Detail of British Railways signs
Well where has the long extended summer of 2014 gone now? Unfortunately I have been an infrequent poster on here over the last few months what with work, traveling all over and getting things written up back in the office. Now that the nights are drawing in I will try to post some more interesting things that I have seen, or done, and places visited this summer.
For starters here are some more images of our May 2014 visit to the Ribble Steam Railway based in Preston. I liked the shiny refurbished exhibits with their bright coats of paint sat in what is a great little museum collection, but I often find the rusty, dusty and careworn items much more interesting. Maybe I should take up urbex for a hobby?
Rebuild and repair – In the workshops
Andrew Barclay 1598/1918 ‘Efficient’
Rusty rolling stock
Detail of a rusty carriage
Detail of a rusty and peeling wooden carriage