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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    Title [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.
    Reference EAW015486
    Date 14 May 1948
    Place name BILLINGLEY
    Parish BILLINGLEY
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 443148,  403735
    Longitude / Latitude -1.3490198593897,  53.528255584179
    National Grid Reference SE431037
    Image size (px)
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    Pins (4)

     Carr Head Lane

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

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

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

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

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    User Comment Contributions

    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