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Report - Bethel Quarry - Bradford-on-Avon - March 15

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Lenston, May 2, 2015.

  1. Lenston

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    After recent events and other posts going up, here is my take on the place

    Please read underneath from OTs report

    BE WARNED - a group of people were physically assaulted at Bethel Quarry on Friday 1st May 2015 by some thug wielding a baseball bat, who accused them of breaking in. Somehow that's unlikely as it has been open for months. It's probably still open....

    History

    A fairly small (120,000 square feet total area), single adit entrance Bath stone quarry. The Bethel quarries were extensively worked by Messrs. Rogers according to the Bradford on Avon Gazetteer of 1868. It was later requisitioned in 1939 by the War Department and used for Royal Naval storage after some strengthening work. It was later used by Oakfield Farm Products as a mushroom farm and before that had been used by Heinz to grow mushrooms for its mushroom soup. Mushroom production stopped in September 2010 and it was offered for sale in April 2011 as having potential for underground storage. The Estate Agent details reported a "large and historic stone quarry extending to very approximately 10 acres with mains power, water and sewerage connected. The quarry ceased to be mined for stone at the end of the 19th Century but was latterly been used for the farming of mushrooms, though for some months has been disused.

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    Back then as a mushroom farm
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    Thanks for looking

     
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Some nice shots there mate, I never took any pictures of the rubber gloves hanging up like some freaky black magic ritual.
     
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    The freak rubber glove section is baffling. Someone must of found a batch of mushrooms still in there.
     
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    nicely photographed lenston ..;)
     
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    Looks good, the odd thing is I wouldn't think there's enough open space to place baseball down there though :p
     
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    Bossed that mate. Quality shots :rolleyes: That first night when we saw the lights on in the distance lol :eek:
     
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    Excellent Photographings Lenston, I love mushrooms lol. seriously mate, quality report :thumb
     
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    Excellent report :thumb What's with the hanging gloves?
     
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    Not sure mate, it was all a bit weird.
     
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    Looks like some sort of sleezy fetish pit of despair lol
     
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    That was mentioned while we were there lol
     
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    That whole area was pretty weird tbh, what with all the paintings on the wall and furry substances on the floor etc... :D
     
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    Seen lots of pics, went there yesterday and it was great!
     
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    Mr Death Wish?
     
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    It looked pretty sturdy to us. A bit too risky for us novices though, thought someone else may have risked it
     
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