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    Visited this old quarry to kill a few hours.it shut several years ago now and is one of many quarries just had its use then left in a state.not much here to see.the site office which most of it is overgrown with brambles and buddleia bushes,this did add to the character of the place,also left is the old lorry maintenance garages with a control room on top.you could still get in the maintenance pits



















































































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    I like that, thanks Mikey.

    Any idea what it quarried? Gravel?

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    Nicely done. But, alas nature is trying to take over. I like the big garage with the two pits, looks like it could be used again.
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    I like it when sites are allowed to degenerate at their own pace, nature takes over and softens the hard edges, Nice, Thanks Mikey
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    Thank you all.not sure what was quarried here.i know lime and chalk is big here and some sand.maybe it was just a depot for sand and aggregate..i do love the way nature takes over smiler like this
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    I guess the soft sand sign by the loading bays is probably a bit of a clue! haha.

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    excellently done, you have a very unique way of making anything look really good! :D I mean youve made this appeal to me so thats a good thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    I guess the soft sand sign by the loading bays is probably a bit of a clue! haha.
    My late Uncle was Group Quarry Products Manager for the concern for many years and this place ran out of viable product (read profitably quarried) for the UK market. Sand and aggregate were the sold to strict standards back then in order to recoup the maximum profit. The 'soft sand' warning was for none company drivers who came on site to load up and were prone to backing off the hardstanding with obvious results. The name tags on the control buttons will give the sieve sizes of the sand and aggregate that were the end products here - you can see a 50+mm aggregate tag in one of the photographs.

    Local planning regs mean that this place will be too expensive to reuse for other business. It should be demolished and the site returned to nature, but I doubt that the holding company will ever spend money on that procedure! Shame, because they should be forced to clear up their mess after making nice profit from the area.
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    Beautifully photographed as usual mate!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mockingbird View Post
    excellently done, you have a very unique way of making anything look really good! :D I mean youve made this appeal to me so thats a good thing!
    Thank you mate.glad you enjoyed considering this ain't your sort of thing
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