Talk by Dr Kenneth Jackson: Skipton Woods – Ancient Woodland or Post Industrial Landscape?
October 28, 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Abstract. The valley of Eller Beck in Skipton Woods was the focus for the industrialization of the town during the late eighteenth century. The talk examines the uses of water power, the extraction and transport of limestone, the way in which these activities shaped the woodland landscape, and their legacy for the modern tourist economy.