As part of the Spodden Valley Revealed project David Chatton Barker makes a start as artist in residence at Brown Wardle, introducing his artistic approach, his relationship with this ‘noble and majestic hill’ and how he will explore its landscape and history through a toolbox of creative means…
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On the weekend of 2 – 4 December an exciting new phase of the Spodden Valley Revealed project started, with field survey work by Archaeology team Dig Ventures and volunteer Explorers.
Starting out from Whitworth Library and Whitworth Museum the team recorded heritage sites such as Facit Incline and Peel Chimney, Healey Dell, Cowm Reservoir and a ruined farm and exciting standing stones at Brown Wardle.
Interesting finds included a fully intact cellar at the ruined farm site, with vaulted ceilings, and intriguing standing stones that are exactly nine metres apart with curious indents and uniformed points, are these stone tenter posts as part of tenter frames to dry cloth as part of the cottage industries? More to come as we investigate further – it has certainly caught the interest of our archaeology team…
It was such a great weekend, especially with our younger Explorers who really enjoyed being a part of the team, learning new skills and getting out into the wonderful landscape of Whitworth.
Keep an eye out in the New Year for more family based archaeology activities and for more ways you can get involved.
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