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A Harvest of Healing - A talk by volunteer historian, Thelma Griffiths

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The Old Winery

Edale

S33 7ZA

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Join Thelma, a volunteer historian with the National Trust, as she delves into a cultural history of Sphagnum moss, the plant that formed the blanket bogs of the Peak District.

Used in the First World War as a wound dressing due to its antiseptic properties, Sphagnum moss is now helping to heal the scars on the landscape caused by erosion and pollution from the Industrial Revolution that has left bare peat exposed.

Thelma will explore the use of Sphagnum moss during the war, as well as explaining more about some ancient and more modern uses of the special plant that is capable of holding between ten and 20 times its own weight in water.

*These free tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis due to the capacity of the venue - book early to avoid disappointment. No need to print/ bring your ticket on the evening – a member of staff will have a list of names at the door.*


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