EAW015488 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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Details

Title [EAW015488] 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.
Reference EAW015488
Date 14-May-1948
Link
Place name BILLINGLEY
Parish BILLINGLEY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 443495, 403800
Longitude / Latitude -1.3437759637918, 53.528811244168
National Grid Reference SE435038

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Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:35:07 AM

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:33:45 AM

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:33:25 AM

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:31:08 AM
This road with its twists and turns should be relatively easy to find as it shouldn't have changed much over the years.

Class31
Monday 6th of October 2014 12:12:45 PM
It wasn't that easy to find. It took me almost a month of poring over maps of Yorkshire, not all the time of course, but returning from time to time. This is the A635

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:32:56 AM

User Comment Contributions

We are looking broadly west.

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:35:39 AM
EAW015504 is of Selby Abbey taken on the same day, 14th May 1948.

Class31
Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:09:52 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 10:37:57 PM