Category: Peat Industry

January 11, 2012

Moorends Peat Works

The Moorends Peat works is interesting, as in addition to be supplied with peat from the moors by tramway it also received peat by means of a specially built canal. In 1894 Dutch immigrant workers introduced the ‘Dutch graving’ method of peat extraction. The peat thus extracted was then transported by horse drawn barge on a network of canals to the Moorends Peat Works (Paraffin […]

January 1, 1970

Peat Working

British Peat Moss Litter Company This Company was formed in 1896, an amalgam of the Hatfield Chase Peat Moss Litter Company and four others, to extract and process peat on the Hatfield and Thorne Moors. The Company had works at Moorends, Medge Hall, Hatfield Moors, Crowle Moors, Swinefleet and Macclesfield. Bog bodies. The Celts, prior to the Romans were known to execute or sacrifice people […]

January 1, 1970

Dutch in Yorkshire

Originally published in The Penny Magazine No 222 Vol XVIII January 23 1903. HOLLAND IN YORKSHIRE. The first of a series of instructive articles on “Interesting Communities in Britain.” By T. W. WILKINSON. BETWEEN Doncaster and Goole lies a considerable stretch of country which in unbroken monotony, uniform flatness, and general characteristics, is as Dutch as Groningen or Oversell. The tiled houses and farmsteads ; […]