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Report - Buxton Lime Firms Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by BAJ, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. BAJ

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    Visited with Ravenwing93, Demonhunter and Ruby H Smith.
    History: Borrowed from Paul Powers.
    By 1891 fierce competition saw thirteen quarry owners amalgamate their seventeen quarries into Buxton Lime Firms controlled by four directors who raised the price of stone and lime and thus subsequently increased production by modernisation and development.
    BLF owned 1522 acres of land, 89 lime kilns (including 2 Hoffmans), 21 large stone crushers and 3 collieries. They produced 360,000 tons limestone and 280,000 tons lime per year and dominated the industry in Derbyshire. Between 1895 and 1915 a further nine quarries were either started or bought and a limekiln building program started.

    During WW2 many kilns were decommissioned as they could not conform with the strict blackout regulations. This obviously reduced production but this was overcome by enclosing the top of the kilns and fortunately this improved their efficiency and led to the development of a new type of kiln.
    The BLF logo on one building is probably the last reminder of this part of Derbyshire’s Heritage.

    A cold and wet sunday afternoon in January we headed off to Buxton, hope you like the pics


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