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Report - Wredon Quarry, Staffs, March 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by layz, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. layz

    layz Conquistador d'Wolverton
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    Hey Guys,

    This was the second site we visited on our brief trip into the Peaks, in a desperate bid to escape from work.


    History

    Wredon Quarry sometimes confused with Wardlow Quarry, is a relatively recent quarry first opened in the 70s. The two quarries are next to each other and mainly provided limestone for the cement works at Cauldon low.
    The quarries developed as two separate mining operations, but were later acquired by Tarmac. Tarmac then suspened mining operations in the mid 2000s as planning permission was required in order to consolidate the two workings into one large ‘Wardlow’ quarry.

    Tarmac submitted a planning application in March 2010, which will be decided by December 2011 and looks likely to be granted.
    Here is the application


    The Explore

    This place was simply epic, and it’s quite reassuring to know that one-day work may recommence at this site. The sheer scale of the workings, brilliant rock formations, and numerous examples of abandoned rusting machinery made it feel like a mining facility on another planet! Furthermore due to the sunken nature of the quarry I found it a very relaxing and peaceful place to visit, perfect for a warm spring day.




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    Regards
     
    #1 layz, Mar 14, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011

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