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Industries Around The Parrett & Axe

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Course: Industries Around The Parrett & Axe
Tutor: Dr Peter Stanier
Start Date: 9th July 2018
Start Time: Tea
End Date: 12th July 2018
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £562.00
Non Res Fee: £403.00 What's included?

This year’s course examines industrial archaeology in two nearby areas of Somerset and Devon through lectures and field visits. The first visit explores the Somerset Moors beside the River Parrett, with tours of the Westonzoyland pumping engine and steam collection, and a willow basket making operation. The second visit is to Axminster, for a tour of the working carpet factory, followed by much more down to the sea at Seaton. Everyone is welcome but please be aware that outdoor walking is involved and some indoor visits include steps. No previous knowledge needed. 

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Dr Peter Stanier

Peter Stanier BA, MSc, PhD is a lecturer and writer, who is well known for his work in industrial archaeology. He has written a number of books and papers on aspects of the industrial heritage of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Peter has tutored industrial archaeology courses at Dillington House since 2002.

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