2010-02-10· The last clay obtained from an underground mine in Purbeck was from Aldermoor Mine. No.7 mine was open but was recovering from a flood. They were both decomissioned about the same time as Imerys decided to stop all further mining activities.
Volunteer-run purbeck clay mine museum near Corfe Castle wins prestigious national award from the Heritage Railway Association. Published: January 28, 2014
The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum (PMMM) is dedicated to the history of Purbeck Ball Clay mining, the industrial heritage of Purbeck and the Purbeck narrow gauge railways.
Very interesting place about how Purbeck ball clay was mined. Video footage of miners at work and transportation of the clay in narrow gauge trucks. Realistic tunnel to negotiate at the... Video footage of miners at work and transportation of the clay in narrow gauge trucks.
Ball clay had been extracted from Purbeck since the sixteenth century but it was the beginning of the nineteenth that saw the start of serious exploitation. Benjamin Fayle built Dorset’s first railway in 1806 to get his clay to the coast and over the years the needs of transport saw a number of very individual railways until the 1990s.
Museums Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum. The Museum has images and artefacts taken from Corfe’s past with the clay, stone and Purbeck Marble industries and snapshots of why and how the village became what it is today.
2015-01-17· Helen Mark explores the clay mining history of Dorset's picturesque Isle of Purbeck. Purbeck may look like an unspoilt rural holiday destination, but in …
Fayle's Tramways. Clay mining in Purbeck Two hundred years, six different gauges. by Chris Legg. For much of the twentieth century a small train periodically stopped the traffic on the main road from Wareham to Swanage and for many people this was the only manifestation of an important local industry. Ball clay had been extracted from Purbeck since the sixteenth century but it was the ...
2015-06-15· Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum: historical re-creation of a ball clay drift mine - See 68 traveler reviews, 16 candid photos, and great deals for Wareham, UK, at TripAdvisor.
AWARD-WINNING BALL CLAY MINING MUSEUM TAKES PART IN PURBECK ARTS WEEKS TO CELEBRATE THIRD YEAR OF PUBLIC OPENING. Published: May 21, 2015. Story and photographs by Andrew P.M. Wright.
A museum charting the history of Purbeck ball clay mining which took volunteers more than a decade to complete has officially opened. Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is based at Norden, near ...
The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is a museum about the history of ball clay mining in the Isle of Purbeck. The museum is based at Norden and is open from the end of March to the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11am to 5pm.
Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum's wiki: The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is a museum about the history of ball clay mining in the Isle of Purbeck. The museum is located adjacent to Norden station on the Swanage Railway and is open from the end of March to the end of Septemb...
Clay History – Purbeck Mineral and Mining… Clay History. Ball clay is rare and is only found in a few places in the world. It is valued for its whiteness and its special properties when fired, which mean that it
The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is a museum about the history of ball clay mining in the Isle of Purbeck. The museum is based at Norden and is open from the end of March to the end of September on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays from 11am to 5pm.
When you board the Purbeck steam train at the Norden Park and Ride station make sure you allow time to visit the Mining Exhibition. I thought 15 minuets would be plenty of time to go round the site. Oh no you need at least an hour to look at all the exhibition items, read the information boards, and
The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is an independent museum which exists to preserve and interpret everything to do with the Purbeck extractive industries, especially those associated with the Swanage Railway branch line. At the moment the focus is on the Purbeck ball clay industry. The PMMM is housed in one of the last underground mine buildings which worked in Purbeck. The …
The heritage of the clay industry is being preserved by the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum Group, who are establishing a museum among old clay workings near Norden station and park-and-ride. The displays will include a mine building, lengths of various types of railway track, Secundus, trucks, photographs and other reminders of past methods of clay extraction and transport. The museum has …
The site is the home of the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, a museum about the history of ball clay mining in the Isle of Purbeck. The museum includes the relocated header building of one of the areas last underground mines, together with a reconstruction of an underground gallery.
This is a very good small museum of local industrial heritage. I visited yesterday with my parents a... nd we were all interested to learn about the area's clay mining history (we live fairly locally) and how it links in with the history of the neighbouring Swanage steam railway.
The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum. The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum (PMMM) is dedicated to the history of Purbeck Ball Clay mining, the industrial heritage of Purbeck and the Purbeck narrow gauge railways.
Purbeck Ball Clay is a concentration of ball clay found on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset Geology. The main concentration of ball clay in Dorset is to the north of the Purbeck Hills centred on Norden. Ball clays are sedimentary in origin. Approximately 45 million years ago (in the ...
On the 17th November, The Trust held its November meeting at the Parkstone Yacht Club. Dr. Clare Randall introduced us to the Purbeck Clay mines and the people and places involved in clay production.
The Purbeck Ball - Clay Mining Trail Treasure Hunt Trail should be purchased prior to leaving home. Once you have your Trail booklet in your hand you're good to go! Once you have your Trail booklet in your hand you're good to go!