TEN YEARS on: -
Easter 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of the Coniston Community taking over the running of the Information Centre. It is now operated by volunteer staff, and is open every day (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).
CONISTON COPPER MINES
Coniston was renowned as one of the chief producers of copper ore from the days of Queen Elizabeth I, and mining continued until the 1950s. Now, after the grant of £455000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, work is in progress, to conserve the industrial archaeological remains, and provide interpretation. This is taking place in the Coppermines Valley, above Coniston, and in the Tilberthwaite Valley to the east, during this year and next.
You can be part of the work by volunteering and learning new skills on one of the project courses; for further details of these and more about the Coppermines Project go to: -