Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Stories of ‘Bideford Black’ sought for project

PUBLISHED: 09:27 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:27 15 February 2013

Bideford Black Miners 1935, Image from Ackland and Edwards archive.

Bideford Black Miners 1935, Image from Ackland and Edwards archive.

Archant

An open day will be held at the Burton Art Gallery on March 20.

A PROJECT uncovering memories of a locally unique pigment called Bideford Black is looking for local peoples’ stories.

The Burton Art Gallery and Museum is running the project led by local artists Peter Ward to bring together a collection of stories in an online archive.

Locals who remember the ‘treacle mine’, where Bideford Black, also known as ‘mineral black’ or ‘Biddiblack’ was commercial produced.

The project is also looking for volunteers to help find other people in the community who might have knowledge to share and to record their stories.

An open day will be held at the Burton on March 20 from 11.30am until 3.30pm for people to find out more and sign up.

Anyone with any stories, pictures or artefacts can contact the Burton on bidefordblackblog@gmail.com or by calling 01237 471455.

For more information about the project and events connected to it visit www.bidefordblackblog.blogspot.co.uk.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Grade II listed town centre street in line for a bit of TLC

Read more
Yesterday, 15:22

The annual May parade complete with drums and giants has made its way through Ilfracombe once again

Read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Famous North Devon village the latest location for new historical feature film

Read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fire fighters received reports of a house on fire with a man still inside - and two other men entering the property to rescue him.

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

Fire fighters called to Eaglescott crash after light aircraft ploughs into a field, hitting trees and a hedge

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Landmark will be for community use initially and the cafe reopen, while ‘strong shows’ are promised for the Queen’s in Barnstaple

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

Saunton to feature in new film starring Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey actors

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

North Devon Council is holding a series of public meetings before a trial scheme for three-weekly bin collections.

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

Children at South Molton United Church of England Primary School are settling into the town’s school for the future

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

The RNLI is urging people to take heed of its safety advice when visiting North Devon beaches this bank holiday weekend.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications