Walking Tour of Clee Hill 2
Sunday 2nd July

Come along and learn a little of South Shropshire’s working history from someone who has been steeped in it all their life. Alfred Jenkins MBE was born and brought up in a working man’s pub up in the Clee Hills and learned his craft at his father’s knee, back in the days when a publican like him also had to be the local wheelwright, carpenter and even undertaker. With these 2 lectures and 2 associated history walks Alf shares his precious knowledge of the local traditions, the industrial past, the history from the Middle Ages to the present and the many tales of hardship of country living in the 20th century.

Sunday 2nd July:- A walking tour of Clee Hill where you will hear about

- deep coal mining and working conditions.

- the clay industry;  bricks, drainage pipes, tiles and pipes for smoking and visit the only remaining beehive brick kiln. 

- The ancient lime industry where lime was used for packing a kiln, building materials, lime wash, putty and fertiliser.

(10am Meet in Victoria Car park at Clee Hill village. Warm weatherproof clothing, packed lunch and strong shoes needed. Finish approx. 3.30pm).

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Event Time
10:00 am
Event Location
Victoria Car park
Clee Hill SY8
Event Genre
History and Interest
Prices
£7.00
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