Rosedale Mines and Railway, by R Hayes and J Rutter
Booklet published by the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society in 2009, 32 pages. A5 size booklet (N4035P1)
This booklet provides a fascinating history of the Rosedale Mines and Railway in North Yorkshire.
From the first inside page: Rosedale is a deep valley in the North York Moors. The River Severn flows through the dale from its source at Rosedale Head to join the River Rye in the vale of Pickering. Today this isolated valley with its single village (Rosedale Abbey) depends on farming, forestry and tourism, but for a limted period in the 19th century it was the scene of a flourishing mining industry - and so valuable was the ironstone of Rosedale that nearly 20 miles of standard gauge railway were built to transport this mineral wealth over the highest part of the North York Moors to the ironworks of County Durham....
Illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs and maps
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.