Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cambokeels Fluorite Mine

Cambokeels Mine was built on an abandoned medieval village, opening initially in 1847 as a lead mine. Poor yields lead to closure in 1871. The mine lay dormant until 1906 when it was re-opened and worked for fluorspar. Cambokeels closed … Continue reading

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Groverake Fluorite Mine

Mining started as early as the 18th century at Groverake, which was initially unproductive mining for lead. Flourspar was mined here in the late 19th century but problems removing silica rendered this only marginally profitable. By the time WWII came around … Continue reading

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Train Graveyard

There’s a lot of railway history in this yard, but one particular gem stands out. In many of the photographs you will see what looks to be a crane towering over the rest of the locos and carriages. This is … Continue reading

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Godwin Battery Coastal Defences

This is a great place to see WWI and WWII history but also to see geological history as it happens. Godwin Battery was established in 1914 as part of the outer defences of the Humber and comprised a large base … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Dock

St Andrew’s Dock opened in 1883 and although originally intended to serve the coal industry it was used exclusively by the booming fishing trade along the Humber. Following initial success the dock was extended and had new slipways installed for … Continue reading

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