What’s on : Activities

Rosedale Kilns and Railways

Activities
Date
25 May 2022
Start time
10:30 AM
Venue
Speaker
N/A
Rosedale Kilns and Railways

Event Information

with an option to visit Ryedale Folk Museum

Wedesday 25 May – start 10.30 am at Rosedale

Now fully booked – we will create a ‘waiting list’ for further applications

Cost £5 pp – £2 YPS admin fee and £3 contribution to Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society . Lunch at own cost in Hutton le Hole – or packed lunch
The start will be reached by private car, driving from Hutton le Hole to the carpark on Rosedale Top – no need to tackle the steep chimney road.

Most members will be familiar with the beautiful scenery of Rosedale, in the North York Moors National Park. Not all will know that, for part of the nineteenth century, it was the scene of a flourishing mining industry. In lockdown, Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society produced an excellent video tour  https://youtu.be/fNkftC6k6hU, demonstrating this, and subsequently published a new edition of their book ‘Rosedale Mines and Railways’, which was reviewed in our November newsletter.

Chris Hall, the presenter in the video, has agreed to guide a YPS group on an easy, relatively level, section of the walk shown near the end of the video, though stout shoes should be worn. We will be able to look at the railways, kilns and cottages on Rosedale top, which will give a picture of the lives of the men who spent their lives processing and transporting the iron ore mined in the pits below, the women who shared their lives, and the engineering required, in this remote and rugged area, to transport ore from the mines to the kilns, process it, and send it away to the blastfurnaces.

The tour will finish around lunchtime, and we can then return to Hutton le Hole for lunch, and for those who wish to visit the lovely Ryedale Folk Museum. See https://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk/

To book, please return the booking form below to the Lodge with your cheque, (made out to Yorkshire Philosophical Society – in full). or send the form by email to info@ypsyork.org and pay by Paypal at https://www.ypsyork.org/donate-to-yps/

YPS terms and conditions apply. See the website at  https://www.ypsyork.org/groups/social-group/yps-activities-booking-terms-conditions-2/  or ask at the Lodge

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Rosedale Kilns and Railways – Wedesday 25 May

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