Peat Works


This series of work is a document of the loss of the peat industry from the town of Swinefleet and surrounding area of Goole. 

Through the use of objects, this piece of work is an attempt to portray and record the peat works as it was and is now 12 years after it's closure.

The following images are of objects found at the former site after it's closure.

'During the years that The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd directed the industry at Thorne, the single notable operational change was the closure of the Swinefleet Works. Here, the last bag of compost was produced in July 2000. Following the removal of machinery and other plant, this last surviving works was finally closed in September of that year, with the Hatfield Works subsequently taking Thorne peat for processing. The closure ended 114 years of commerce at the Swinefleet site; it had begun in 1886 as the Marshland Peat Works.' 


Limbert, M & Roworth, P C (2009). MECHANISED PEAT WINNING and TRANSPORTATION on THORNE MOORS. 2nd ed. Thorne: Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum. p27-28.

Conveyor belt, Manchester, 2013.
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Pipe, Manchester, 2013.
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Crabtree, Manchester, 2013.

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Fire, Manchester, 2013.

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Brick, Manchester, 2013.
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Live terminal, Manchester, 2013.
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Verriegelung, Manchester, 2013.
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