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christwigg

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Location: Cleveland / North Yorkshire

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Posted: 12/03/2017 18:58:27
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For anyone who knows me personally, you'll probably already have heard i've had the extreme good fortune to get a job for the next two years doing what I had been doing for free most weekends.

https://ourindustrialheartland.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OurIndustrialHeartland/

A Heritage Lottery Funded project to discover, catalogue, promote and conserve the industrial heritage between Skelton and Guisborough.

Anyone is welcome to have a look at what we're up to, although I would be particularly keen to hear from anyone who's done a similar HLF-funded project, for any sage advice.
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Tamarmole

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Posted: 12/03/2017 21:53:11
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Congratulations, sounds like a really interesting opportunity. Redcar & Cleveland taking an interest in mining heritage - wonders will never cease.

The project area looks interesting. I have vague memories of poking around there twenty five years ago (before the bypass was built) looking for the remains Waterfall mine tramway.
IP: 81.153.32.167 Edited: 12/03/2017 21:53:40 by Tamarmole
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Posted: 15/03/2017 23:20:00
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Congratulations!!

Hope it also brings you the chance to convince people (i.e. investors/sponsors) how fantastic an industrial museum at Skelton Park would be!!

Cheers from an expat Tyke in Germany
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christwigg

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Posted: 16/03/2017 07:50:33
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Thanks.

Regarding Skelton Park, I believe it was at one point considered for the location of what became the Tom Leonard Mining Museum at Skinningrove (Loftus Ironstone Mine)

Unfortunately I don't think we have enough tourists for two ironstone mining museums.
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Posted: 16/03/2017 19:19:17
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Well done Chris, I hope it all goes well for you.
Just a little word of advice, try and publish as much as you can.
I think that the funding powers all seem to like to see their area under the spotlight, and publishing "stuff" seems to help.
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Posted: 24/03/2017 11:07:17
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We're putting things on the website and Facebook pretty much every day.

https://ourindustrialheartland.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OurIndustrialHeartland/

Getting lots of good info from the local community. Thumbs Up

Also been out this week and having a play with no-cost photogrammetry

IP: 193.62.31.249 Edited: 24/03/2017 11:09:15 by christwigg
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