High Rake Lead Mine, Great Hucklow.

All that's left of the surface remains. The site has been archaeologically dug and preserved by the Peak District Mines Historical Society. The workings go back to the 13th century but the surface remains are from the 1800s.The main shaft is some 220 metres deep. The buildings stood till the 1930s but were eventually demolished and some of the stone used to build council houses in nearby Bradwell. The spoil heaps were also reworked to use the fluorspar.

Gallery additions

I will be adding more galleries as I work through the images I have including some stuff from my North Sea days.

North Sea

item2Crane barge Heerema Balder with Ninian Central in background. The flare producing an infant pyrocumulus. circa 1979.