Monday, August 04, 2008

Archaeology exposed by pipe burst is preserved

A PIECE of Lake District mining history has been preserved thanks to a partnership between a utility company and the national park authority.

Following a water main burst two years ago, part of Coniston Coppermines suffered damage - however, the flood also revealed hitherto hidden archaeological features in the Paddy End dressing floors.

So the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) teamed up with United Utilities, which contributed £10,000 to repair the damage and preserve the archaeology for the future.