Walk around Blackpool Pit & learn about China Clay
We are excited to tell you that for our Brickfield fieldtrip on 16th August, around Blackpool Pit Perimeter Trail, we will be joined by local author Philip Marsden!
Philip will talk about the discovery of china clay by William Cookworthy and also he will tell us about the poet Jack Clemo. Both famous local figures were part of the research for his well known book ‘Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place’.
Once English China Clay’s ‘flagship’ pit, Blackpool produced over 8000 – 10,000 tonnes of china clay per week. The effect on the landscape is colossal. Today the pit is disused and has filled with water, and flora and fauna has re-established itself. It’s the perfect time of year to explore the
varied plant-life and if we are lucky we might spot one of the local deer!
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