This is an archived press release
Monday 17 October 2005
17 October 2005
Lead Legacy - the CD-ROM
Today the Peak District is an agricultural landscape but for centuries it was one of the richest lead mining areas in Europe.
Now with the help of a free teachers' pack in the form of a CD-ROM, you can discover how the lead mining industry helped shape the landscape of the Peak District.
2,000 years of the Peak District's lead mining history is captured on a new CD-ROM entitled 'Lead Legacy'. Designed for teachers of Key Stage 2 and secondary school pupils, the interactive CD-ROM explores the past, present and future of the Peak District lead mining heritage, and would also appeal to anyone interested in local history.
Copies of the CD-ROM have already been mailed to all schools in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales area. There are still copies of the CD-ROM available to anyone who would like to find out more about the Peak District's lead legacy. For a free pack, please contact Gaynor Bowring at Losehill Hall on 01433 620373 or write to Losehill Hall, Peak District National Park Centre for Environmental Learning, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WB.
The pack is produced by the Peak District National Park Authority as part of the Lead Rake Project, set up in partnership with English Heritage and English Nature to conserve the surviving remains of this once internationally important industry. Funding was provided by the Aggregates Levy Sustainable Fund through DEFRA and English Heritage.