The Guild for Lifelong Learning, Bourne Street, Wilmslow SK9 5HD
This exhibition initiates a wider project by Phil Barton towards a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Lindow Man’s discovery in August 1984.
The Lindow Moss area includes a former raised bog – less than a kilometre from where you are standing – which has been severely reduced and damaged from a combination of centuries of peat cutting, the spread of agriculture, development, alterations to drainage, pollution and waste tipping. The wider area includes Lindow Common, Newgate Nature Reserve, Rossmere and extensive areas in agricultural use still supporting an extensive landscape of Moss Rooms formed by peat cutting.
The whole area is known as Lindow Common or Moss, but this exhibition focuses on the remaining cut-over peat bog known as Saltersley Moss where Lindow Man was found in 1984 (he's now in the British Museum). It has been heavily cut for peat, which ceased several years ago and,...