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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:13
    1. The History The history on this place is well documented but I’ve done an overview of the quarry’s history, mainly to help me get my head around the place. Dinorwic quarry is located between Llanberis and Dinorwic, in North Wales. It covers more than 700 acres of land and at its peak, was the second largest producer of slate in the world (nearby Penrhyn was in first place). The first attempts to extract slate here commenced in 1787 when a consortium took out a lease on the site from...
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    Yesterday, 21:38
    I found a couple of other posts with interesting information about this site and thought a drone view would help put the site ground images into context.
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    Yesterday, 18:27
    This was a totally unexpected success on a recent trip to the Peak District, one of my favourite areas of the country. I'd stumbled across it on Google Maps and pinned it as a 'go and see' as I had no information about the place at all, and much to my surprise we managed to find access into it. Servo Computer Services (also known as Phoenix I.T.) is located in an old manor house, formerly known as Darley Lodge, on the outskirts of Matlock. They were a computer systems and software...
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