By Helen Cook
By Phoebe Smith
By Daniel Start,Lucy Grewcock,Elsa Hammond
By Adelheid Gruber
By Alastair Cameron
Although many think that slate was once labored through the Roman period, the current ‘style’ of slate-working begun presently after the Norman Conquest to aid construct the Norman castles, abbeys and priories in Britain. The Normans have been accustomed to slate; it have been labored for hundreds of years prior at websites within the Ardennes and within the Loire valley. through 1280 there are references to slate being labored at Longsleddale and through the 15th century the used to be good verified in the course of the district.
Using historical aspect, images and captions, Slate Mining within the Lake District: An Illustrated historical past explores the heritage of the within the Lake District. contemplating slate mining’s key function within the history of this iconic nationwide park, Alastair Cameron additionally info its present-day operations.
By Ian D Rotherham
The lifeblood of this notable urban is the River Ouse, which runs west to east via York after which around the south-eastern lowlands of the Vale of York prior to becoming a member of the River Derwent and discharging to the nice Humber Estuary and finally the North Sea. alongside the watercourses south of York there are historical flood lands, meadows and pastures at websites like Wheldrake Ings, an important nature reserve controlled by way of the Yorkshire natural world belief and common England. Steeped in background, tradition and memorable background, York attracts viewers from worldwide. Now an international vacationer centre, the town has first-class purchasing amenities, eating places, inns, museums and galleries, and significant universities.
By Sandra Brack,Margaret Hall,Anthea Lang
By Fred Archer
By Steven Dickens
Nearby, the Penrhyn Slate Quarry at Bethesda has exported its items internationally. in the barriers of Gwynedd, the nationwide Park of Snowdonia, its appealing and breathtaking panoramas and scenic cities and villages also are represented the following: Ogwen Valley, Nant Ffrancon cross, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Anglesey and the Menai Strait.
By Dic Mortimer