One of our biggest projects in recent years, A Rich Seam: Lead Mining and Textile Heritage in the Yorkshire Dales will involve us re-housing and exhibiting one of the country’s most fascinating lead mining collections.
A total of 860 objects, including mining wagons and tools, were given to the DCM by the Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum in Earby when it closed in 2015. Now with a fantastic grant of £90,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund it means that the artefacts can now be re-examined and displayed, while the stories of miners and of the members of Earby Mine Research Group who assembled the objects over 50 years can be told. These items are very significant to the history of the Yorkshire Dales as there had been lead mining here for many centuries. Continue reading “A Rich Seam: Lead Mining and Textile Heritage in the Yorkshire Dales”