New in the Box-Egremont Red!

There is something new, in the small Moving Marks display box in the indoor block on Pennington Flash Country Park. Here is the information  displayed alongside the box,

Egremont Red-I recently visited the dis-used, iron ore, Florence mine in Egremont, Cumbria, (http://www.florencemine.com/).

Since the mine closed in the nineties the shower block has become a thriving arts centre. Artists materials including paint, pastel and pencils are made out of the iron ore mined just before closure.

The pit head, like Astley Green still stands. With memories of how black, especially Plank Lane Pit was it was startling to see a red mine! I have created some small pieces of work for the Moving Marks display box with the dense and rich mud found around Florence Mine.

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Author: Cath Hawkins

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