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Bell Pit Simulation

  • Hough Mill St George's Hill Swannington, LE67 United Kingdom (map)

Go back 800 years and become a member of a family that is operating a bell pit then simulate their day being lowered 30 feet into a dark, dank hole for a back breaking day chipping coal from the sides of the pit and loading the baskets. Simulations at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Explore the Califat Spinney, Gorse Field and the 200 year old Hough Mill where you can grind wheat into flour and be weighed on the sack scales.
Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society in the exploration of an ongoing excavation of the engine house at the mid 19th century Califat mine.

Earlier Event: July 1
Museum Lunch
Later Event: July 13
The History of Cavendish Bridge