Saturday, 6 April 2013

Killhope Spar Boxes

This is one of the spar boxes on show at Killhope Leadmining Centre in Upper Weardale. Miners used to spend their spare time making these beautiful boxes from small pieces of spar they had found in the mines.  They added mirrors and lights and most are in glass cabinets. This one is made to look like a street.  Well worth a visit if you are in the area.  For more information go to address below

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