Sunday, February 04, 2007

3rd March: Digging for Brass

Digging for Brass: the impact of the Extractive Industries on the Yorkshire Landscape
University of Bradford. This day school, to be held jointly with the Division of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bradford, will focus on recent research into the effects of mining and quarrying on the people, landscape and cultural environment of Yorkshire. Speakers will include:
  • David Cotton on the Geology of Yorkshire
  • Robert White on the uses of Limestone
  • Gerry McDonnell on the medieval Ironstone industry
  • David Pybus on the Alum industry of north-east Yorkshire
  • Eileen White on mining for Stone in Idle
  • Rosemary Preece on the disappearing landscapes of the Coal industry
  • George Sheeran on a rural colliery and its squire: Colsterdale, North Yorkshire.
There will also be posters and displays, as well as PLACE books for sale. The conference fee (including tea/coffee and sandwich lunch) is £25.00 per head. To book your place, please send a cheque for £25.00 per head, payable to 'PLACE' to: Dr Margaret Atherden, PLACE Office, York St John University, York, YO31 7EX. Tel: 01904 876753. E-mail:

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