An interesting walk around Wanlockhead’s heritage trail.
Wanlockhead, Scotland’s highest village, and “God’s Treasure House” although his treasure of the ores of lead, zinc, copper, silver and gold had to be gained by hard dangerous work in extremely tough living conditions.
The village of Wanlockhead existed before the Quaker company of the London Mining Company arrived in 1710, taking out leases on the royalties and pushing their religiosity and educational teachings — I wonder if it was a “dry” village back in the 18th-century, today I definitely recall seeing the Wanlockhead Inn.
The photo shows the general view across the Straitsteps Mine which was sited very close to the functional St. John’s Church. It’s beam engine can be seen in the on the left.
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