EAW015485 ENGLAND (1948).  Thatlldo. 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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    Title [EAW015485] Thatlldo. 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 EAW015485
    Date 14 May 1948
    Place name BILLINGLEY
    Parish BILLINGLEY
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 443256,  403804
    Longitude / Latitude -1.3473810286723,  53.528866932597
    National Grid Reference SE433038
    Image size (px)
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    Saturday 1st of November 2014 11:26:18 AM
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    Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:12:43 AM
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    User Comment Contributions

    For the record I identified the location of this large group of photographs at 10.19hrs as recorded see my comment on EAW025616

    Class31
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 11:29:33 AM
    New photos now identified this site

    TomRobin
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 09:59:08 AM
    New photos of this site in 1949, EAW025612

    TomRobin
    Friday 31st of October 2014 12:21:02 AM
    EAW015504 is of Selby Abbey taken on the same day, 14th May 1948.

    Class31
    Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:08:37 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 10:39:45 PM