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Mining Talk a Great Success

November 16th, 2016

A packed Bancroft Room enjoyed our first ever public talk on our July meeting night. Sutton’s Mike Gill entertained the rapt audience with detailed, illustrated information about where and how mining and smelting had occurred in Cononley, Glusburn, Sutton and Cowling parishes. This was followed by many questions as the audience probed for even more information. One answer astounded everyone. To the question of how was lead formed, the answer was in the heat of a supernova star explosion, when the earth was still forming! Discussions then continued over refreshments on a very enjoyable and successful night. Thanks must go to Mike Gill for a very well organised and informative talk, to all Moonrakers’ members for making the night run like clockwork and to local people for supporting the event.

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