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WORK DONE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY PROJECT

Activities and work which has taken place through the Community Project funding are outlined below. Have a look at VOLUNTEER WORK, SCULPTURE BY ENTRANCE, SEATING, INFORMATION BOARDS, INFORMATION LEAFLET and SOCIAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

VOLUNTEER WORK

Visit to Hoffman kiln at Langcliffe, Settle

Members of the local community who went on a research visit to the Hoffman kiln at Langcliffe near Settle in Yorkshire. The kiln at Langcliffe is a similar design to the one in Llanymynech with the exception of the chimney. The Langcliffe kiln had a central chimney whereas Llanymynech has a chimney which is ‘detached’ from the kiln. The chimney at Llangcliffe no longer exists. Llanymynech’s chimney still stands - thanks to restoration work carried out by Shropshire County Council some years ago.

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Canal and canal stable block with Hoffman chimney in background. From abject abandonment on a winter’s day in the past ....>
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to the summer of 2005.

Boat trips run from the centre.

If any proof was needed of the work of all the volunteers and organisations involved in the care and restoration of the area - these two photos say it all!

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SCULPTURE BY ENTRANCE

The sculptor, Anthony Lysycia, was commissioned to produce a work which captured the spirit of the area. Anthony had previously completed works by the Trevor basin end of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The photographs below start with the rock brought from the Lefarge quarry at Llynclys and end with the final work

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THE ROCK ARRIVES

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FIRST CUTS IN MID-AUGUST 2005

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22 AUGUST 2005 -
pencil drawings for chimney

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VISITORS STOP WORK!

ANTHONY AT WORK

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NEARLY READY FOR THE OPENING

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The Llanymynech Community Project held its Limestone Launch on Sunday, 23 October 2005. Over 150 people gathered to attend various events, some led by the Shropshire Geological Society, such as walks and displays. There was a unique opportunity to see the inside of the Hoffman kiln as lighting had been rigged up for the day. The main event was the formal unveiling of the Athhony Lysycia sculpture by the entrance to the Heritage Area. The ceremony was carried out by two local primary school pupils.
Shown in the above photo are [left to right]: Cllr Adam Brown, Chairman of Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council; Lembit Opik MP; Cllr Richard Burman, Oswestry Borough Council mayor; Cllr Tibbott, Powys County Council; Vivien Byrne, clerk to Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council and Cllr Dils Gaskill, County, Borough and Parish councillor and chairman of the Llanymynech Heritage Partnership.

SEATING

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The photo below shows one of the new seat in the heritage area. The building in the background is the stable block which is to be renovated as part of the Limeworks Project.

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INFORMATION LEAFLET

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An information leaflet has been produced. The leaflet is in fact a small folder containing aspects of Llanymynech heritage. In the folder are attractive A5 sheets with fascinating information about a particular feature. These ‘leaflets’ have been made available at local tourist information centres. Demand for these leaflet / folders has been very high.

Heritage pamphlet

The cover of the leaflet / folder is shown to the left. To read the text from the content of the folder click on the particular link below:

 

Heritage sculpture
Names, pubs, people and customs
Kilns and limeburning
The railway
The canal
Centres of village life

For photographs, go to the LOCAL PHOTOS page
 

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INFORMATION BOARDS

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INFO boards have been added to the heritage area

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LlHA notice board

SOCIAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

Oswestry community action [The Cube] have produced a DVD of the memories local people

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