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Report - Westwood Quarry, Jan 2011

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Styru, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Styru

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    So, after a night underground to celebrate New Year, a trip around Westwood to blow away the cobwebs.

    Pretty well reported on here, but for any that don't know it this Wiltshire quarry had ongoing life post stone production, as a mushroom farm, as a wartime shadow factory for Royal Enfield motorcycles and as storage facility for many of Londons museum/art treasures at a time when that nasty Mr Hitler was throwing bombs at us.

    A highly enjoyable few hours in the company of Tommo and D86.

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    Loading bay (one of a very surprising number) in the oldest workings

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    Cheers for the company guys :thumb
     
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Wish I'd stayed on know.
     
  3. REEF

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    Nice one, like the different colours.
     
  4. tommo

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    it was a good afternoon fella and nice to spend some time in the old workings, i counted 6 loading bays including the one near the crab winch :thumb

    really need to do a full 12 hour day in there soon to finish it off :cool:

    couple of pics from me, epic photo fail day ;)


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  5. Mrbodymassagemachine

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    Very nice, looks great down there.
     
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    Nice pics. I must do a Tommo escorted visit round here rather than wandering aimlessly around - I didn't see half that stuff.
     
  7. tommo

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    To be fair we always just do the clean mushroom part then Hanson then Enfield and on to wansdyke so it was nice to do the the original old workings and see the craftsmanship that's gone into the pillars

    Pauln Sort something out with reef and we can do a good trip in there if u like :)
     
  8. Styru

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    Well that was my second tour of 2011 (I took some of our 'Northern neighbours' round earlier in the morning)

    Those two trips (and indeed my previous trips) all took in different bits. Westwood really ranks as one of the most varied sites in Wiltshire - love it.

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    Great stuff Styru, was one of my favourite 'splores of 2010.
     
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    Give me a shout if you do a long trip down here please.
     
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    I wouldn't mind going back at some point, as there is a fair bit we didn't get to see due to time constraints :(
     
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    Great report styru, some wonderful lighting on show as well :thumb.
     
  13. tommo

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    yeah thats cool i am free most weekends up till march :thumb
     
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