Pendle’s Hidden Valley – illustrated talk by Alex Whitlock

Alex gave an excellent talk and update this evening about the Archaeology Group’s  Hidden Valley Project. The Hidden Valley runs from Sabden area through to Blacko and is hidden by Pendle Hill to the north and the much lower Padiham to Barrowford ridge to the south. Alex concentrated on the activities, finds and discoveries of the last year and it was striking how great a timescale is represented in the valley, from Mesolithic finds through to World War Two structures. The audience entered into the fun of discovery, trying to work out what certain objects and structures were actually used for. All sorts of activities took place in the valley and we were treated to Tudor era quarrying, Napoleonic Yeomanry Musket Practice and prehistorical knapping sites, to name three before Alex looked forward to this year’s activities. Here are one or two of the many slides…

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