Day 32, Illuminating the headgear!

Yesterday evening was certainly a bit different!

A large part of this project has been about increasing the awareness of this site within the local community, encouraging people to engage in the rich history as well as future potential of this site.

Last night we took a step in that direction by illuminating the iconic headgear on the site, tying in with Halloween events going on up and down the valley.

We hope you got a chance to see this spectacle in person, but if not then these photos certainly do it justice.

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View of the headgear from on site.

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View of the headgear from Wath Road/B6097

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View of the headgear from the Trans Pennine Trail, it really stood out on the hillside!

We hope that this will not be a one off event, and would love for this to become a usual sight against the nights sky over Hemingfield.  This will only be possible with the sustainable redevelopment of this site, which is what we have be working towards during our time on this project.

More importantly this project will only be possible through the efforts of the local community and enthusiastic volunteers, some of whom we have had the pleasure of meeting already.

Thank you all for your encouragement over the last five weeks.  We have just one more week and then our involvement in this project will be complete; we hope that the illumination of the headgear inspires more people to get involved in this intriguing and thrilling scheme.

Sam Diston

31.10.14

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