Leeds: Explore the Life and Times of the 'Middleton Miner' Sun 24 July 14.00–16.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:46 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:47 ]

Explore the Life and Times of the 'Middleton Miner'

County: West Yorkshire

Sun 24 July 14.00–16.00

Come with us on a guided tour of the mines in Middleton Park, and learn about the life and times of the Middleton Miner.

Our tour will take in wagonways and tramways, and explore the history and heritage of early mining in Middleton. Our community archaeology project found and mapped the routes of guided waggonways through the park that were the early forerunners of the railways of today and linked to one of the first railways ever built (Middleton Railway). 
We will explore coalmining through the ages from early mining in the form of bell pits to later pillar and stall mining – all in a park in the middle of a city. Free!

Location: The Lakeside Centre Middleton Park, Town Street, Middleton, Leeds. From the A653 Dewsbury Road, take the Ring Road signposted ‘Middleton’. After a mile and a half take the next left onto Town Street. The main entrance to the park is half a mile on the left. Take the right hand fork and park in the car park

Org: Friends of Middleton Park
Name: Jim Jackson
Email: info@fomp.co.uk
Web: www.fomp.co.uk