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Artist: Dave Boardman

Magpie Mine with Moon

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Title: Magpie Mine with Moon

Magpie Lead Mine Derbyshire

The earliest recorded workings at Magpie Mine Sheldon in the Peak District date from 1740.

The miners had difficulty in keeping the workings free from water, in 1824 a Newcomen pumping engine had been erected on the main shaft. 

This led to the production of 800 tons of lead in 1827, a record that remained unbroken until 1871.

The mine closed for the last time in 1954.

Artist Bio:
Capturing Moments Across Six Decades

Born and raised in Lancashire and having spent some years living and working in London, I settled in the beautiful Belper area about 20 years ago, and enjoy exploring the huge variety of photographic opportunities presented by the Derwent Valley and the Peak District. 

I first picked up a camera as a toddler, due to my dad’s interest in photography, but my own passion really ignited in the mid-1970s, with a Rollei Flex Twin-Lens Reflex camera, and 120 film. 

From those early days I have moved through Pentax, and particularly Nikon cameras, and from film and slides into the digital era, to develop my skills and learn how best to present my personal perspective on the world.