Community Dig at Marple Lime Kilns

Last Update 27 Feb 2017 · Posted 27 Feb 2017 · Pamela Pearson

Join us as we look for evidence of Oldknow's industrial heritage in Marple


Come and find out what goes on at an archaeological dig!

Join Revealing Oldknow's Legacy and the University of Salford as we dig at the site of Samuel Oldknow's Lime Kilns in Marple.

We're expecting to find evidence of the people and animals who worked and lived there, the buildings that were associated with the Lime Kilns, and the tramway which connected them with the Peak Forest Canal.




Suitable for all ages, no experience needed. All equipment is provided, but please wear warm clothing and suitable footwear.


If you have a school group you would like to bring, please email Pamela Pearson:


Take a look! Just a small list of all the things achieved other the 4 years.

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