Mike and Malcolm from the Baildon team

New Publication on Historic Mineral Extraction

Hundreds of years of stone, coal and clay extraction industries in the South Pennines have left deep scars in the moorland landscape. The Riches of the Earth Project set out to uncover the secrets of these industries through the work of three survey teams.

At Baildon, Oxenhope and Todmorden, the project has provided training for teams of volunteers to record and investigate elements of the industrial landscape. This publication will introduce you to the work of the survey teams. In their own words, they will help you to see the South Pennine moors with new eyes.

You may be surprised at what you might find.

The booklet costs £5 and is currently available from Hebden Bridge and Todmorden Tourist Information Centres, Friends of Baildon Moor and West Yorkshire Geology Trust.