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    Arrow Rockwood Pigments Matlock Bath


    A very recent trip to Matlock Bath saw me and Neosea visiting this place.

    The point of note is that within the confines of the property is the entrance to the 'Side Mine', this mine was opened up as a show mine by the owner between 1825 - 1845.
    The mining finished in 1844 when the owner gave up his attempts to drain the workings of water.
    The site the colour works sits on, is composed of mine waste from the Side Mine. The owner erected a water wheel of 80hp capable of raising 1000gals an hour.
    The site was the used to grind barytes for the paint industry, just as the industry was demanding a cheap alternative to white lead.

    (Still working on more history as things are a bit sketchy as to when in closed)















    More on the website over the next few days :)

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    Cool photos mate, I will get mine up as and when;)
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    Great to see this one again...it's a fabulous explore and one of the sites I'd love to see for myself. Really love the contrasts between the brick, stone, green-painted wood and greenery. There's just something about it!
    Nice pics...look forward to seeing more. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Great to see this one again...it's a fabulous explore and one of the sites I'd love to see for myself. Really love the contrasts between the brick, stone, green-painted wood and greenery. There's just something about it!
    Nice pics...look forward to seeing more. :)
    Thanks Foxy glad you like, i've just finished putting the rest on my website :)
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    Sorted through them quicker than I thought! Here ya go.




















    More history and photos here
    Last edited by Neosea; 4th May 09 at 08:47.
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    Nice shots Marra,
    Cant remember the floor being wet (my age again) :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gangeox View Post
    Cant remember the floor being wet (my age again) :)
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    very nice. I like it. ;)

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    What a handsome bog. In fact, the whole site is very autumnal - greens, browns, yellows. Lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verdant View Post
    What a handsome bog. In fact, the whole site is very autumnal - greens, browns, yellows. Lovely.
    That bog looks to have had a lot of use, the wooden seat almost looks comfy.
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