April 2016 - I'm very pleased to announce the release of a new collaborative book by Dr. Jim Rieuwerts and myself covering the history of mining in Castleton, Derbyshire.

Titled The Castleton Mines - A Descriptive and Visual History (ISBN: 978-0-9563473-6-7), the limited edition book details the various mines and mining enterprises in the Castleton Liberty from the 16th to late 19th Centuries, with research culled from Barmaster's records and numerous archive sources. Both lead and Blue John mining are covered in this fascinating volume, and the project has received support from the Duchy of Lancaster.

The book, mainly written by Dr. Rieuwerts but including contributions from myself, is richly illustrated with my underground photographs of all the major mine sites in the area, and with particular attention given to the varied and previously under-documented workings in Speedwell Mine. The book also features many other illustrations, maps and diagrams and rare historical photographs of great interest.

The Castleton Mines - A Descriptive and Visual History

The book is full-colour throughout, is 132 pages, and has been designed and published by Peter Miles at Hucklow Publishing. The book has been produced in a limited edition of 500 copies and retails at 25.00 (+5 P&P if required). To order a posted copy from me via PayPal, please click the order button below to be taken to the order page. To minimise postage costs, multiple orders will be sent by CollectPlus. For international orders please contact me first on +44 114 255 9976 or info@pwhole.com

To order direct from Dr. Rieuwerts, please contact him at: jimrieuwerts@gmail.com

Copies can also be purchased at the following retail outlets:

Hitch and Hike, Bamford
Castleton Visitor Centre
Treak Cliff Cavern shop
Blue John Cavern shops
Speedwell Cavern shop
Scarthin Books, Cromford
Bookstore Brierlow Bar

 

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