1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Raw Camps Limestone Kilns, East Calder - 16/02/08

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by MonkeyGirl, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. MonkeyGirl

    MonkeyGirl Guest
    Guest

    More of a mini report than anything else! Didn't know if this should be in the "other sites" or "underground" to be honest! I would love to find something like this but on a larger scale, but I don't think Scotland has too much to offer :(

    My mum found this book on east calders "raw camps" and I've been meaning to check them out for a while. There's 2 of these kilns, about 30 metres apart.

    Some info found in the book:

    "At that time, the Camps was a household word in Scotland - known far and near. It was the centre of perhaps the largest limestone trade in the country."

    "The Lime Kilns"


    "The Camps limestone trade was at its height 40 years ago (i.e. 1880). The whirr of engines and the clink of hammers issued from half-a-dozen large quarries; and the smoke ascended continually from as many kilns. A strong service of carts plied between the quarries and Linn's Mill on the Union Canal (for the railways had not yet touched the Camps). Work was carried on night and day in some of the quarries. The supply of labour from half-a-dozen surrounding villages was not sufficient to meet the demand. Even passing tramps were readily offered jobs."

    "These kilns are on private property and now flooded. The kilns were filled from the toop platform, with coal and limestone, then burned for many hours in the kilns. The processed lime was raked out through drawkilns whitin the arches at the bottom."

    These Kilns are now flooded, which I stupidily forgot my wellies(too much of a trek to go back and get them), but thought fuck it and went in anyway and froze my feet and legs in the process lol I had my poor mum doing the same, I'm so cruel hehe I've never felt so much pain, I thought the skin on my legs was going to peal off.

    Anyway, some pics:

    2258439939_bbfc518ff4.jpg

    2268813127_30b06c2ca6_o.jpg

    2269603146_1fb169cddd_o.jpg

    2269603672_825ee26516_o.jpg

    2268813897_bd34d12df6_o.jpg

    2269603502_deb8f69265.jpg

    2268813623_c90b007424_o.jpg

    2268814023_73e97d355d_o.jpg

    2269604260_216f8a3570_o.jpg

    2268814235_7396dc024c_o.jpg

    2269604506_85bfe6c3b9_o.jpg

    2269604636_ca6aa36af3_o.jpg

    2269604938_c1edc0e7ce_o.jpg

    2269604784_f0110490c1_o.jpg

    Lmao, well it could have been a spider!

    2268815143_b461ea7818_o.jpg

    2268815393_bc03be65b5_o.jpg

    2269605654_af1e153998_o.jpg

    2269602780_b1a17a4049_o.jpg

    2269602912_17a1ea85a2_o.jpg

    2269602620_f03d1233ea_o.jpg

    2269602514_2d0a41dc28_o.jpg

    Ice cold water lol :

    2269602178_9d94ef2ee4_o.jpg

    2269602102_4a173afd00_o.jpg

    2268811635_ace5d56b50_o.jpg

    2268811437_687b6a8422_o.jpg

    2269601540_735b03bbd7_o.jpg

    2268811201_3d2abe5da5_o.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in