Saturday, 6 April 2013

Geologists' Association Excursion to Derbyshire, August 3rd 1914. Bonsall.

Group photograph, Geologists' Association Excursion to Derbyshire, August 3rd 1914. Bonsall.
BGS Image ID: P804358
Group photograph, Geologists' Association Excursion to Derbyshire, August 3rd 1914. Bonsall.

From the Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive' currently being digitized at the British Geological Survey.

Bonsall is an old mining town. Lead was mined there and in nearby Wirksworth from Roman times. The market cross is medieval and is the tallest market cross in Derbyshire. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement preached from the top step. The King's Head public house on the far right dates back to 1677.

Bob McIntosh

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