Tunstead archive on show


Images from an archive currently housed at Tunstead Quarry are to go on show in Buxton.

The archive of about 28,000 images from the late 1800s onwards captures the people, the communities and the day-to-day toil and hardship required to feed the limestone industry.

The archive has been seen by the Discover Buxton team and a selection of the most iconic images will be displayed at the Green Man Gallery in Hardwick Hall between June 5 and July 10.

Those images include pictures of women who worked at the quarry in World War One.

A spokesperson for Discover Buxton said: “When we saw the archive, we soon realised that we were looking at the story of limestone quarrying, told through cine film, TV broadcasts and images stretching back over 120 years.

“This is an exhibition which will enable us to gain a peek inside a hugely fascinating archive with a complex history.”