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Saturday, 09 March 2013

Wildlife and Industry: A Kentish Heritage

Community Arts and Education day school

Tutor: Tutor: Peter Flower
Saturday 9 March 2013 | 10am-4pm

When we look at the countryside of Kent we think of a rural idyll. But historically Kent has often been at the centre of industrial development. This day school will look briefly at some of the many industries which have developed in the county and the effect they have had on our countryside and wildlife.

The day will start with an overview of how Kent`s geology has influenced the various industries and wildlife. We will then investigate extractive industries including the iron industry in Roman and Medieval times, coal mining and other quarrying. The role of manufacture, such as the gunpowder and paper making industries will be examined and then finally we will look at farming and the wildlife that inhabits the Kentish landscape today.

Cost: £25

This event is open to the public.

Venue: Folkestone,
Time: All Day

Contact: April Doyle (email)
Telephone: 01227 863451

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