EAW015502 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 [EAW015502] 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 EAW015502
Date 14-May-1948
Link
Place name BILLINGLEY
Parish BILLINGLEY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 443205, 403679
Longitude / Latitude -1.3481676823516, 53.527747524765
National Grid Reference SE432037

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The bottom word here looks to be Sheffield.

Class31
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 10:42:21 AM
Like your work on this. I note that there are a few LIMA excavators at work. Also, in one of two of this set it is just possible that the top layers have been stripped away and then a dark layer (coal?) is being loaded into small lorry/lorries. Is it possibly an open-cast coal site?

ewnmcg
Monday 8th of September 2014 10:43:59 PM
I think it says "Smith Excavator", then lower down Thos.W.Ward, Albion Works, Sheffield.

Brick Collector
Monday 1st of December 2014 11:02:37 PM

User Comment Contributions

same spoil heap and diggers as EAW015490

TomRobin
Saturday 1st of November 2014 02:24:31 PM
EAW015495 covers the same area.

Class31
Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:24:27 PM
EAW015504 is of Selby Abbey taken on the same day, 14th May 1948.

Class31
Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:03:56 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 10:34:26 PM