Festival of Archaeology Talk: An Insight into the History of South Devon's Rural Lime Trade

24/07/2019  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Location: South West

Kingwear Village Hall, Kingswear, Devon

 

CITiZAN are delighted to host local historian John Risdon to talk about this fascinating industry and trade.   

The Devon landscape is littered with the remains of lime kilns which were used for the calcination of limestone into quick lime.  These intriguing structures can still be seen dotted around river banks and estuaries as the limestone was transported by water which was the cheapest and most reliable form of transport. 

Booking is essential and can be done via Eventbrite.  For any questions or further information contact Therese by email - tkearns@mola.org.uk or by phone 07718 570387

In the coming months, CITiZAN hope to run a series of training sessions which with the aim of recording the remains of this once important industry.  Keep your eye on our events page for more information. 

Lime Kiln at Galmpton Creek, Devon
Lime Kiln at Galmpton Creek, Devon