New Discoveries at Dale Mine

History Live March 4th meetingNew Discoveries at Dale Mine, with Dr Catherine Parker Heath.

Our next History Live meeting will be on Wednesday March 4th at 7.30 in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall.  However as you know, it’s best to come early to bag the best seats and cakes!!  Doors will be open from 6.45.

We’re really pleased that Catherine will be making a return visit to tell us all about the excavations at Dale Mine.  Catherine is a great supporter of History Live and many of you will know her from other local activities too.

Over the summer of 2019, a group of hard-working South West Peak volunteers, led by Dr John Barnatt and funded by the SWPeak’s Small Heritage Adoption project, carried out excavations at Dale Mine near Warslow, the results of which challenged previous interpretations of the remains. Dale Mine itself is an historically important 18th and 19th century lead and zinc mine standing in an impressive location, high above the Manifold Valley, opposite Ecton Hill, site of the renowned copper mines of the Dukes of Devonshire.

Catherine is the South West Peak Cultural Heritage Officer responsible for managing the Barns and Buildings and Small Heritage Adoption Projects in the area. Prior to this, she worked as project manager with the Tudor Farming Interpretation Group on the Community Archaeology Project, based at Under Whitle Farm, near Sheen. Catherine also co-runs Enrichment Through Archaeology with her husband and fellow archaeologist, Ian, delivering archaeology workshops to schools around the country.

We are always looking for cake makers so please contact Elspeth first – to help with her planning – whether you can either join the regular rota or bake for just this meeting. We reimburse your costs.  Tel: 01298 83282 or

A reminder that entrance is just £3 which includes refreshments, so we look forward to seeing you on March 4th.