Conservation Tour. Week 16.

Derbyshire, and the beautiful Lumsdale Valley set the scene for this year’s SPAB Working Party.

Once a hive of industry, the site, dating from the C17,  has gradually softened into wilderness. Our task was to prolong its life as a ‘romantic ruin’.

So warmly welcomed by the whole community, The Lumsdale Committee of the Arkwright Society did a stellar task of rewarding our efforts and making us feel welcome and appreciated in equal measure.
What a pleasure and a privilege to spend such a week working along-side so many talented and passionate people!


Haddon Hall
C15th St. Christopher, patron saint of travel(ing scholars).


Raw cotton, at Cromford Mills
Caudwell’s Mill


Door hanging.
Well-deserved lazy Sunday.

2 thoughts on “Conservation Tour. Week 16.”

  1. Looks like you were working with interesting old buildings, walls and outhouses this week with a mass of people. Scholars, fellows and ex’s?
    The saw for cutting the loaf of bread at Henry’s brings a few questions to mind, including the density of the bread!

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