Month: September 2022

James Wright to speak at our AGM on Saturday 1 October

Award winning buildings archaeologist James Wright is talking about ‘Late Mediaeval Great Houses in the East Midlands’ to our AGM on Saturday and anyone can turn up and hear what he has to say. This is also a new talk. Although our AGM starts with a business meeting at 2 pm, by around 2.30 pm …

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From Ironworks to concrete – the later history of the Storforth Lane ironworks site

In our last blog on this site at Storforth Lane we looked at the history of the Wingerworth and Broad Oaks ironworks, with their blast furnaces, on Storforth Lane. In this blog we bring the story up-to-date. In 1931 Tarmac acquired the site of Broad Oaks blast furnaces, which had closed in 1907, presumably with …

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