Grindleton’s young history pioneers

Pupils from Grindleton Primary School on their recent visit to the quarry. (s)
Pupils from Grindleton Primary School on their recent visit to the quarry. (s)

Grindleton Primary School pupils are taking part in a pioneering history project recording the memories of workers and residents who live around quarries.

The pupils are some of the first to be involved in talking to people about their memories. The project, run by Quarry Tales under the umbrella of Quarry Arts, is collecting an oral history by recording memories. This will become a template for other groups who wish to undertake similar projects.

On their visit to a Clitheroe quarry, the children learnt about how cement is made, the geology of the area and why Clitheroe is nationally important to the building industry. Then they interviewed quarry workers about their memories.