Magpie Mine Derbyshire

Magpie Mine Sheldon, Derbyshire UK | Documentary Photography
Sheldon, Derbyshire UK | Magpie Mine – The surface remains at Magpie Mine are probably the best example in the UK of a 19th. century lead mine.

While the sun was out during the Mayday bank holiday me and my photo buddy Tim managed to get out into the Derbyshire Peak District and visit some places such as the Magpie Mine, SW of Sheldon, Derbyshire. and accessed of Horse Lane (53.2066, -1.7433)
It has a fascinating history spanning more than 200 years of bonanzas and failures, of bitter disputes and fights resulting in the “murder” of three miners, and a Widows’ Curse that is said to remain to this day.

If you are passing it is worth stopping off and exploring the area, heck even Tony Robinson has been to the mine and done a feature on it and worth the effort for documentary photography.

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Sheldon, Derbyshire UK | Magpie Mine – Has a fascinating history spanning more than 200 years of bonanzas and failures, of bitter disputes and fights resulting in the “murder” of three miners, and a Widows’ Curse that is said to remain to this day 7th May 2013

Panoramic above was done in camera with the Fujifilm X-E1

 

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3 thoughts on “Magpie Mine Derbyshire

    1. Hi Nathan,
      Thanks for the comment.
      Yes I am shooting solely on the fuji now and there is unrestricted access to the mines 🙂

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