Lead, Lime, Coalis now available to see at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery until Wednesday 7 June 2023.
Lead, Lime, Coal explores how thousands of people living in the Buxton area have, throughout time, worked as miners or quarry men, obtaining and transporting stone as well as contributing to the changing of the landscape completely.
Paintings, artefacts, and photographs of Derbyshire’s industrial heritage from our collection are on display, including new acquisitions such as a picture showing eighteenth-century quarrying with men climbing the quarry faces lacking safety gear, by an unknown artist. This was purchased with help from the Art Fund’s New Collecting Award.
Additionally, a selection of workers’ memories of the industries are detailed, allowing you to consider and compare the differences time…
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