Looking for Evidence of Past Industrial Activity in Woodlands
Many of our 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, birch brooms, potash and a whole range of other products needed by local industries. It is still possible to see traces of these former uses by looking at the woodland’s history, archaeology and ecology.
The Industrial Treescapes project was set up by SYBRG with funding from the East Peak Industrial Heritage Support Programme to help local groups in South and West Yorkshire uncover their woodland’s industrial past. The project, which ran in 2013 produced its own web site (link below), along with a comprehensive survey guide (download right). The Industrial Treescapes project aims were:
Industrial Treescapes Survey Guide Download
VISIT THE INDUSTRIAL TREESCAPES WEBSITE
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