EAW015487 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.


?

This image is unlocated

  • +

    Nearby Images (25)

    EAW015487
      0° 0m
    EAW025615
      127° 36m
    EAW015488
      142° 70m
    EAW025611
      52° 97m
    EAW015495
      145° 164m
    EAW025622
      15° 164m
    EAW025623
      15° 164m
    EAW025624
      15° 164m
    EAW025626
      329° 182m
    EAW015484
      243° 185m
    EAW025632
      305° 195m
    EAW025625
      308° 197m
    EAW015499
      216° 200m
    EAW015485
      255° 202m
    EAW015497
      178° 208m
    EAW025628
      321° 212m
    EAW025629
      321° 212m
    EAW025627
      327° 216m
    EAW015496
      134° 220m
    EAW015500
      217° 221m
    EAW025630
      337° 224m
    EAW015498
      185° 237m
    EAW025631
      312° 246m
    EAW015501
      233° 295m
    EAW015502
      234° 303m
  • +

    Details

    Title [EAW015487] 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 EAW015487
    Date 14 May 1948
    Place name BILLINGLEY
    Parish BILLINGLEY
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 443452,  403856
    Longitude / Latitude -1.3444168990903,  53.52931817691
    National Grid Reference SE435039
    Image size (px)
  • +

    Pins (5)

     Carr Dike

       Report as Inappropriate

    Class31
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:39:46 AM

    Class31
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:39:04 AM
     Pasture Lane

       Report as Inappropriate

    Class31
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:37:53 AM
     Flat Lane

       Report as Inappropriate

    Class31
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:37:30 AM

    Class31
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:37:06 AM

  • +

    User Comment Contributions

    We are looking broadly west.

    Class31
    Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:40:10 AM
    EAW015504 is of Selby Abbey taken on the same day, 14th May 1948.

    Class31
    Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:02:22 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 10:38:39 PM