‘Rock Faces’ screen night at Nunney

Monday 22nd September 2014
Photo AONB Unit

Mendip Hills AONB Volunteer Task Group

On Saturday 4th October 6.30pm- 8.30pm historic images showing the workings of local quarries will be projected at Castle Hill Quarry, Nunney.

The images to be shown are just a selection of the huge collection of photographs dating back to the 1850s, gathered by the Quarry Faces community heritage project.

Images of Holwell and Hillier quarries, and those who worked in them, as well as many other former quarries in the area will be projected on to a quarry face that has been cleared of vegetation by the Mendip Hills AONB Volunteer task group.

The evening will start with Stephen Thomas blowing a Victorian blasting horn used by his great grandfather George Colman who ran both Castle Hill Quarry and later the larger Holwell Quarry just outside the village.

This special outdoor event has been organised by the Mendip Hills AONB Unit, Quarry Faces project, Nunney Parish Council and Nunney Community Association as part of the Mendip Rocks! Festival – the full festival programme is available on the Somerset Wildlife Trust web site.

The event is free – donations can be made to the Mendip Hills Fund, but booking is essential as places are limited. Email Andy Mallender or ring Ruth Worsley, Quarry Faces, 01761 232898 .

Please bring a brolly and folding chair!

Hot refreshments provided by Nunney Community Association will be available.