WEST SOMERSET MINERAL RAILWAY WALK

3 November, 2018 (All day)
Brendon Hills
Incline

SATURDAY 3 Nov 2018                                                                  10 am

An autumn history walk with Phil Gannon

In the 19th century the Brendon Hills had an iron rush.  There were about 80 mine shafts with the ore being taken by a dedicated railway to South Wales for processing.  Today the area still has some remains including a Cornish-style engine house and a 1 in 4 incline but is very rural.  Since the track was lifted in 1917 the area has substantially returned to its natural state.

A walk, led by the WSMLA's Chairman, Phil Gannon, will reveal some of the many secrets that exist in the hills.  Phil's knowledge of this subject is second to none and he will show us some of the remains of West Somerset's industrial revolution. 

The precise location of our walk will be heavily weather-dependent. Meeting at the Ralegh's Cross pub well before 10 is recommended.

Booking essential.

Please book by 30th October
with office@sanhs.org or tel. 01823 272429

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