Much of the Peak District National Park in Staffordshire is now untouched countryside... so it's strange to think this was actually once an industrial heartland. It is dotted with old diggings.
In the picture are the remains of the Dale Mine near Warslow. Labourers started mining for lead there as far back as three hundred years ago. You can just see in this photo (top right), the side of the spoil tip.
Odd to think that this solitary and quiet place was once the scene of much sweating and groaning by many men!