EAW015486 ENGLAND (1948). Billingley, Open Cast Coal Quarry south of the village, 1948. This image has been produced from a print marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.

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Delweddau cyfagos (14)

EAW015486
  0° 0m
EAW015503
  270° 72m
EAW015492
  357° 75m
EAW015490
  11° 76m
EAW015502
  134° 79m
EAW015491
  4° 84m
EAW015501
  129° 87m
EAW015493
  334° 117m
EAW015485
  57° 128m
EAW015484
  74° 143m
EAW015500
  107° 178m
EAW015499
  102° 189m
EAW025632
  31° 274m
EAW025625
  31° 286m

Manylion

Pennawd [EAW015486] Billingley, Open Cast Coal Quarry south of the village, 1948. This image has been produced from a print marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.
Cyfeirnod EAW015486
Dyddiad 14-May-1948
Dolen
Enw lle BILLINGLEY
Plwyf BILLINGLEY
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 443148, 403735
Hydred / Lledred -1.3490198593897, 53.528255584179
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SE431037

Pinnau

Carr Head Lane

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:46:28 AM

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:43:36 AM
Pasture Lane

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:42:42 AM
A635 and adjacent tree seen on the edge of an excavation in other pictures!

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:42:23 AM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

see EAW015485 location found in new photos

TomRobin
Saturday 1st of November 2014 01:59:49 PM
We are looking broadly east.

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:46:54 AM
EAW015504 is of Selby Abbey taken on the same day, 14th May 1948.

Class31
Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:09:04 PM
This site is the same as EAW015498, which has been unlocated for sometime!

Same sheds and tree

TomRobin
Monday 6th of October 2014 08:33:23 PM
A bit of an educated(?) guess but I’m thinking that this is an open-cast coal mine site.

My reasoning is:

(a) Appearance in some of this set of images of a dark seam well below the original ground level and this dark material (coal?) being removed by lorry;

(b) LAING contractors sign on some earthmoving equipment (John Laing & Son had a contract for some such work round about 1948.

The location is far less certain but one POSSIBLE area is Heanor/ Carrington Farm/ Shipley Hall/ Mapperley/ Smalley area, west of Nottingham. There were a few open-cast mines being worked here in the late 1940s. One of them – Carrington – used a very large dragline excavator, on two ‘feet’ rather than caterpillar tracks. To see these, search BritainfromAbove using “opencast” as the key word.

ewnmcg
Tuesday 9th of September 2014 10:39:15 PM