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Re: Lime Kilns Open Day: [Saturday 1st April 2017]
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 03:14:52 PM »
Just interested - was anyone on here involved in the work at the lime kilns as part of the "Operation Springclean" in the late '60s?


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Re: Lime Kilns Open Day: [Saturday 1st April 2017]
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 02:28:53 PM »
Some photos by Arthur of the construction of the small Lime Kiln built as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project have been uploaded to the Lime Kiln album on Virtual Tour here:


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Lime Kilns Open Day: [Saturday 1st April 2017]
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 06:47:27 PM »
Marple Lime Kilns Open Day  & Community Dig
Marple Lime Kilns Monday 27th March to Friday 31st there is a week-long community dig at the front of the Lime Kilns. For more information click

Build a Lime Kiln On Thursday and Saturday of the week Mark Womersley will be demonstrating how to build a lime kiln. Pop along to watch and experience the sights and smells of lime burning return to Marple! For more information click

Lime Kilns Open Day & Community Dig on Saturday 1st April.

Lime Kilns Open Day Guided Tours Book here

Hot lime mortar - its history and use in heritage

As part of our Open Day at Marple Lime Kilns, join Mark Womersley to learn about the product these kilns made - hot lime mortar - and its crucial function in the building of the canal network in Britain.

Mark will explain how lime mortar is made, and will trace the development of lime mortars and their use from the Roman Empire to the present day.

You can also see a kiln Mark has built at our Lime Kilns site, which we have used to create our own lime mortar - and, of course, you can see the ruins of Oldknow's Lime Kilns themselves. Book here...

Martin Cruickshank
webmaster, Marple Local History Society