We are frequently up at the National Stone Centre site and will have lots of exciting news to tell you very soon. But in the meantime we are pleased to let you know that we are pulling together a team of volunteers with the goal of restoring the lime kilns that are on the site. This includes a large block of lime kilns at the bottom on the site next to Shaw’s Quarry and the smaller single kiln at the top of the site near the High Peak Trail and the car park. We hope to be successful with a grant application but we will be doing an archaeological survey of the buildings which will explain the historic importance of them.  As they are alongside well used public footpaths on a site where we will be providing more information boards and are clearly located next to the source of limestone and the transport routes we feel they are well worth saving. We would like to do a laser-scan of the building which will reveal the problems with the structure but this will need doing before we have the grant. Does anyone have links to a University which trains students to do laser-scans and which may be happy to help us out? Please email mail@peakmines.co.uk if you can help.