been surprised and delighted at the spirit of the place. There are
strong emotions here, an energy. Its special, the more you look the
more you see and feel.
layers of history in this small place. As well as a legacy, the orange
beck there has been a legacy that is good.
Skinningrove should celebrate what it has. The metal in the earth, the
people who extracted it and live with it now. It’s a rich
inheritance. The mine buildings, the incredible slag cliffs, the
building materials. Pigeon lofts and fisherman’s huts.
There’s a colourful tapestry here; much of it based on iron. A
steel and iron sculpture could become a focus point along a beckside
walk. There may be beauty and value in things which so many think ugly.
There’s natural beauty and wildlife here too. Spring is here.
This place can and will have a new life. I’m sure.