Just under eight miles from Baslow is Magpie Mine, the last lead mine that was worked in the Derbyshire lead ore field and one of the best examples in the country of a 19th century lead mine.
Just outside the village of Sheldon, the mine has a fascinating 200-year history of successes and failures, with bitter disputes and fights resulting in the death of three miners; there is also a widows’ curse that is said to remain to this day.
For more information and how to get to the mine visit the Peak District Mines Historical Society’s website
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