Industrial Treescapes

Looking for Evidence of Past Industrial Activity in Woodlands

Many local woodlands are now havens for wildlife and peaceful places to go for a walk. A hundred and more years ago the scene would have been very different. These were working woodlands providing timber, charcoal, oak bark, potash & other chemicals and wood for brooms, pit props, rails, bobbins and a whole range of other products needed by local industries.

It is still possible to discover traces of these former uses in the now peaceful woodlands. The website explores this in more detail. The Industrial Treescapes project was set up by SYBRG (the South Yorkshire Econet) www.ukeconet.org with funding from the East Peak Industrial Heritage Support Programme.

The East Peak Industrial Heritage Support Programme is jointly funded by English Heritage and Leader (with funding from Defra and the European Union). For more information please visit www.industrial-heritage.epip.org.uk .

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