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EAW015493 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 [EAW015493] 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 EAW015493
Date 14-May-1948
Link
Place name BILLINGLEY
Parish BILLINGLEY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 443098, 403841
Longitude / Latitude -1.3497595686686, 53.529212505253
National Grid Reference SE431038

Pins

Line of lorries seen in EAW015491

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 11:20:35 AM
LIMA excavator.

ewnmcg
Monday 8th of September 2014 10:48:13 PM

User Comment Contributions

EAW015504 is of Selby Abbey taken on the same day, 14th May 1948.

Class31
Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:07:47 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 10:40:13 PM