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- A DIOCESAN VISIT ON SAT OCT 13 2007 ARRANGED BY THE DIOCESE OF BRADFORD EARTH CARE GROUP
Here are some pictures of our visit.
Video 1 (1 min) Outside the mill - The group leanr why and when it was first built
Video 1 (1 min) Outside the mill - The group learn why and when it was first built
Video 2 (1 min) Inside the control room - Hydroelectric power is generated
This is the timetable rewritten slightly to show what actually happened.
This visit to the National Trust's Gibson's Mill, at Hardcastle Crags, on the edge of Hebden Bridge, HX7 7AP provided an exciting opportunity to have a tour of the only building of this size in England which is open all the year round and is wholly reliant on renewable energy, being entirely off-grid for all its energy and water. See its water turbines, wood-burning heating systems, photovoltaic cells to generate electricity, its composting toilets etc. This is a building of the future. It shows renewable energy in action.
For Christians, it is an icon of how to care for God's creation sustainably.
Programme: Take train at 9.14 from Bradford Interchange for Hebden Bridge (Return fare £2-60) or go by car to Midgehole Car Park
c. 10.00am Participants should arrive at Midgehole car park - by car etc, or on foot [half hour] from Hebden Bridge railway station. Car parking is free for National Trust members; £4 for non-member's car. £5 for non-member's minibus payable on the day. Participants then walk at their own pace and at their own risk on the beautiful path up the stream to Gibson's Mill. Judith Allinson will show people fungi en route
1100 Arrive at Gibsons Mill [on foot c. one hour from Midgehole Car Park] THOSE UNABLE TO WALK MAY, BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY, SHARE THEIR CARS TO HAVE A LIFT FROM MIDGEHOLE CARPARK.
1100 Coffee provided by Gibson's Mill and introductions for all on middle floor upstairs.
1 Please bring waterproofs, stout walking shoes, a packed lunch and your own drink for after lunch.
2 Please book a place by phoning, and then bring a £6 cheque [payable to BDBF [Earthcare]] on the day. T. 01535 650520
3 Please be sure to tell Paula beforehand if you need transport to the Mill from Midgehole car park.
4 The maximum number for the day is 80. there are/were still plenty of spaces. as at Fri 12 Oct
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