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EAW015503 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 (13)

EAW015503
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EAW015486
  90° 72m
EAW015492
  42° 101m
EAW015493
  11° 108m
EAW015490
  49° 114m
EAW015491
  43° 115m
EAW015502
  113° 140m
EAW015501
  111° 149m
EAW015485
  69° 192m
EAW015484
  79° 213m
EAW015500
  102° 248m
EAW025632
  42° 318m
EAW025625
  42° 329m

Manylion

Pennawd [EAW015503] 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 EAW015503
Dyddiad 14-May-1948
Dolen
Enw lle BILLINGLEY
Plwyf BILLINGLEY
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 443076, 403735
Hydred / Lledred -1.3501060570292, 53.528261492643
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SE431037

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Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:56:48 PM
The A635 can be seen through the gateways.

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:56:08 PM
Billingley Green Lane

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:55:10 PM
An ambulance? a military one?

ewnmcg
Monday 8th of September 2014 11:16:41 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

We are looking north

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:59:02 PM
This photo covers the same area as EAW015494

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:47:01 PM
EAW015504 is of Selby Abbey taken on the same day, 14th May 1948.

Class31
Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:03:29 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 10:33:42 PM