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3  Smelting the Ore.pdf
Information on the smelting techniques used by the mining companies to convert the mined galena ore into the final lead bars ready for sale

4 Lead Prices.pdf
Extract from John Parke's journal showing lead prices from 1768 - 1771.
And prices paid in 1870 -1873.

The Beldi Hill Trial Events from a Personal Perspective.pdf
Extracts from John Parke's journal from 1769 - 1772 describing the events in Swaledale during the disputes and trials between Lord Pomfret and Thomas Smith. John Parkes and Company had leased mining ground from Thomas Smith and this ground was the…

Memories of a Lead Miner.pdf
A personal account of what life was like as a lead miner by John Rutter, who was the last lead miner in Gunnerside

Newpaper coverage of Beldi Hill Trials.pdf
1771 national press coverage of the Beldi Hill dispute in Swaledale.

A poignant poem by John Hardy that beautifully captures the spirit, hardships, life and times of the Swaledale miners

History of Lead Mining in Upper Swaledale.pdf
Written version of the Heritage Open Day public talk from the 10th September 2016

A collection of contemporary and historical photographs and images that illustrate the mines and miners and the legacy they had on the landscape of Swaledale.

1854 Rules ^0 Order.pdf
The original Rules of the Keld Mutual Intellectual Improvement Society. These are the first hand written entries in the 1854 Minute Book.

Concise chronological summary of the history of the Keld Literary Institute building

Keld and the First World War
Originally given as the Keld Lecture on 12 September 2015

Swaledale Newspaper Articles Vol 1.pdf
Collection of newspaper articles dating from 1757 - 1882

Swaledale Newspaper Articles Vol 2.pdf
Collection of newspaper articles dating from 1883 - 1900

Taken for a walk in Keld 1.jpeg
Extract from Mrs Doreen Guy's handwritten manuscript of her experience of taking a group of Keld school children on a nature walk.

History of Muker school, and this document provides a wonderful insight into the life and times of school children attending school in a northern dale in the 1950's.

Keld group.pdf
Photographs of residents, families and local people of Keld
Please click on each image to view in full

Beldi Hill.jpg
Image depicts the Beldi Hill Trials between Lord Pomfret and Thomas Smith over mining rights in the Beldi Hill area.

Gunnerside collection.pdf
A collection of historical photographs depicting life in Gunnerside and Swaledale

Joan Moody MS.pdf
A written version of a talk given in Keld Chapel by Mrs Joan Moody (nee Mee). A wonderful account of Mrs Moody's memories of living in Keld from 1935 - 1942.

Memoirs of Ann Forsyth.pdf
A personal account of growing up in Keld from 1948 by Mrs Ann Forsyth (nee Clarkson)


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