Lead Mines Clough

Lead Mines Clough

Lead Mines Clough

Lead Mines Clough

It wasn't ideal weather for photography as the lighting was flat. I normally have a polarizing filter fitted on the end of my lens as standard, to make skies more blue and for clouds to stand out, and also to reduce reflections in water and make colours more saturated but today, the rocks in the foreground looked dull when the filter was fully rotated so I turned it back a bit to make the stones lighter as they should be but I still wasn't satisfied as the rocks were dry so I splashed some water onto them so they would 'glisten'.

The earliest recorded evidence of lead mining in the Lead Mines Clough area is from 1690. Though the yield was always small, production continued through the 1700s, finally ending around 1830. It seems that whilst the most productive time was in the late 1700s, this was often disrupted by disputes between the landowners and miners.

Taken - 14/08/08
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Location:
Anglezarke, Chorley, Lancashire.
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch