Our Heritage Lottery Fund Project has started! Our project will be researching Rochdale Borough Fossil finds, local glacier landscapes and much more! Our research will be used in a performance and we’ll be organising walks for local people to explore Rochdale’s pre-history past.
This weekend, our research group, young and old, tested the proposed 5.2k walk. We walked past the erratic boulder in Broadfield Park, continued through Mandale Park, Sparth Bottoms Quarry (home of the Rochdale Scorpion!) and finished at the geology rock trail in Rochdale Cemetery. The Victorian rock trail consists of 28 stones representing the earth’s history, although a couple were missing or eroded. We were all fascinated by the discovery!
“Thank you Heritage Lottery Fund, I can’t wait to find out more!” Participant
“It was great to get outside, It was like a treasure trail!” Participant