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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Woodhead Christmas doo!

We're celebrating another year of the Woodhead campaign at 8pm on Thursday 10th December 2009 at the Glossop Labour Club.

Heading the bill is Mossley's top singer songwriter Aidan Jolly as well as Glossop lad Jack Crowshaw. We'll also have a trainspotter's quiz and some nice hot food. Join us if you can, entry is free of charge.


You can get involved with the group at our next meeting at the Labour Club, Glossop, 7.30pm on Thursday 19th November 2009.

Woodhead walk update

Oil geologist and Peak-oil campaigner Tim Fairs is planning a geological/historical walk across the route of the Woodhead Tunnel sometime in the Spring. Last Sunday he did a test walk, here's an update of his plans...

"We walked the line of the tunnel in glorious autumnal sunshine - we did the walk in a loop from Woodhead using the pillars and airshafts as markers and it was good underfooot for the majority of the path, although we were advised by Bill that the final descent into Dunford Bridge was arduous, and so we cut it short and headed back.

Although much of the walk is across moorland, there are some quarries and outcrops which show the geology, which I'll now do some more research on to develop the geological story.

Emma suggested it would be interesting to talk about effects of the more recent glaciation and ice ages in carving the landforms and also to look at early man's settling of the land. Also, we agreed that stories about the building of the tunnel and other stories about the land (salt trail etc) would be good as well.

We also discussed the idea of trying to organise something at the end of the walk with the folk from Lifespan in Townhead.... Anyway, lots of ideas which we could discuss further at next Thursday's meeting.