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View Full Version : Archived Report - Moneystone Quarry, Whiston - October 2011



raisinwing
October 22nd, 2011, 19:45
Visited with Skelderz

Moneystone Quarry has been quarried by the Sibelco Group since the late 1960's for silica sands, mainly for the production of container glass and ceramics.
All quarrying finally came to a stop on the 30th of September 2011 after a planning application to extend the quarry further was rejected.
Laver Leisure purchased the 420 acre site to develop a new 50 million leisure complex with adventure and water sport facilities along with 150 self catering lodges, the planning application for this is still yet to be approved though...

Was a good explore, plenty to see and lots of ladders to climb.

We only covered the area highlighted below, so there is still a huge amount to look around, but the place is being demolished so best be quick if you want to look.

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We decided to head off after nearly having a run in with the demolition people who decided to park right where we needed to go past.

There are a load of offices and laboratories that looked interesting, however they appeared to be well locked up.


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Skelderz doing his Titanic impression
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and looking confused by the door to nowhere