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Threshfield Quarry
Festival of British Archaeology 2008

This was a two sided display consisting of 32 panels and was produced by the UWHG for the Festival of British Archaeology in 2008. (for the purposes of web display the contents of the lower panels (Oral history) have been compressed into one panel/webpage)

It was displayed it at Church House, Grassington and at Long Ashes Leisure Park for the Festival. It was also displayed at the North Yorkshire County Council’s Historic Enviroment day in Northallerton and was later  loaned to the Tarmac Quarry at Swinden. A small section was displayed at the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Historic Enviroment event at Grassington.

Further information about the Threshfield Quarry Project can be viewed on the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust’s website here.

Click an image to view the display panels - then navigate forwards and backwards with the < > arrows

Panels 1 - 8

Panel 1: Lime burning

Panel 2: Quarry project

Panel 3: Limestone

Panel 4: Local geology

Panel 5: Human impact

Panel 6: The history

Panel 7: Earlier land use

Panel 8: Building records

Panels 9 - 17

Panel 9:   Quarry growth

Panel 10: The quarry today

Panel 11: Census returns

Panel 12: Quarry remains

Panel 13: Railway links

Panel 14: Local colliery

Panel 15: Plans of the colliery

Panel 16: Quarry routes
Panel 17: Oral history


The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group would like to express grateful thanks to the following for their assistance and contributions to this display The Coal Authority, Clive Midgely, David Johnson, Arthur & Rita Berry, Tarmac Quarry Products, Donald Binns, David Pritchard, Lamberts Garage (Threshfield) and to the management and staff of the Long Ashes Leisure Centre for again hosting the exhibition.

The UWHG would also like to acknowledge the contributions made to this display by the following  group members and local residents who made up the Quarry Research Team.

Alison Armstrong, Chris Bonsall, Pat & Phil Carroll, Pauline Dodsworth, Janis Heward, David Johnson, Jane Lunnon, Dr. Roger Martlew, Helen McKinlay, Clive Midgley, David Pritchard, Ruth Spencer, Barbara Thompson, David Thornton, Jill Sykes, Sonia Wilkinson & Alan Williams.
Special thanks are due to:

David Johnson for constant support and technical expertise, Helen McKinlay & Jill Sykes for artistic re-creation work, Phil & Pat Carroll who produced and presented this display, Dr Roger Martlew for graphics, valuable contributions and assistance and Alan Williams who launched it into cyberspace.