Specially made for showing in the Snailbeach visitor centre, this is a
dramatic introduction to the famous lead mine in Shropshire, once renowned as
the "Richest per acre of ground in Europe" which has had such a long
and varied history.
||Workings on the Snailbeach vein for lead, zinc and barite
have left many shafts, buildings and waste tips all of which have been gradually
decaying since mining ceased in the 1950s.
In recent years people who appreciate Shropshire's most productive
lead mine have started to preserve and restore the remains.
||The undergrowth has been cleared, holes filled and stabilised, foundations
excavated, walls repaired and made safe, new paths have been laid, roofs
replaced on many buildings and a new use found for some of them.
Now the site
is something to be proud of. Not a derelict industrial wasteland, but a
fascinating testimony to the work of countless miners over the past two thousand
years of Shropshire history.
For more information on Snailbeach lead mine see the
Snailbeach Site Feature.
see the historical production: Snailbeach
- Written by P&R Amies, Kelvin Lake & Peter Eggleston
- NGR: (126) SJ 374 022
- £10.00 - DVD
- Running time: 11 mins.
- Price includes worldwide delivery.
- ' PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.
This production was only intended to be seen by visitors to
Snailbeach visitor centre. Many people have asked to buy a copy though,
so by popular demand, we are now making it more widely available!