But for at least years until business fizzled out in , it played host to an unusual small-scale industry: a sticky coal-like substance known as Bideford Black was extracted from seams running under the town and used as a pigment for paint and even mascara. Former workers found it hard to forget. So, with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum embarked on a project to fill in the detail. The findings went on view in February, bringing together three elements: art, geology and history. The culm was used in the burning of lime as fertiliser. It was found in a mile seam running west to east from the coast near Abbotsham through Bideford to Hawkridge Wood near Umberleigh, ranging in thickness from about 10ft to just a few inches. As well as the anthracite, seams of a malleable, low-carbon form of coal were found, some of it in clay-like lumps and some more powdery. This was marketed by enterprising businessmen, with varying degrees of success, and was unique to the area.
Caroline Rees reveals the fascinating history of Bideford Black, mined in North Devon
Post a comment. Pages Home What's it all about? Our region was on a coastal plain covered in forests and cut by rivers feeding lagoons.
He is coming to church with me and our daughter for the ward Christmas program. My next serious boyfriend was raised Methodist but considered himself non-denominational Christian and people would comment on that instead of his character. That's the difference - marrying for love vs marrying for a paycheck. The sad part is that he does not understand what I go through or if I complain or try to make him understand about what's going on at home or my feelings.
I'd suggest taking issue with things that specifically bug you the most. Is it wrong to make those types of sacrifices. Do you truly believe in temple marriage as a requirement for Celestial attainment. Those will make her think. I still find it an endearing quality in my spouse, though I miss him sorely. And when you give all that you have to support someone else's dream, the money, cars, jewelry, etc mean little, unless you're a gold digger.