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Report - Friarton quarry, Perth, May 2018.


DaveFM

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Friarton was a roadstone quarry operated by Tarmac in Perth, quarrying the local dark grey volcanic rock to be crushed mostly for macadam production, it operated for about a century and covers about 50 acres. The mobile plant (excavators, trucks etc) has been removed but buildings and some processing plant remain, it has quite a recently abandoned look to it and has been earmarked for housing to be built in it. The weighbridge shed was locked but the big sliding doors on overhead rollers could be pulled back just enough to put a camera in, while the large (about 70ft long) nissen hut could actually be accessed by pulling the sliding door outwards. I was bit surprised to notice the power was still running, by the vibration coming from a metal box next to the fuse boxes, rather unsafe as this quarry is right next to a housing estate and was plagued by vandalism in the years up to its closure. There is a listed magazine building nearby for the explosives storage but didn't have time to find it today.

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Yorrick

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A bit of duplication there but decent report otherwise.
 
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Yorrick

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You can edit for 24 hours. Click the edit button under your last photo and see if you can sort it.
 

DaveFM

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this is the magazine building for the explosives storage, dated 1878 and now listed though its in a pretty run down condition. The door was welded shut preventing any views of the inside. Its constructed on pillars of stone to keep it above ground level, presumably for dryness.

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DaveFM

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In this picture you can see the vertical blasting holes in the cliff to the left, they would have been about 3 inch diameter holes for the explosives to be packed into.

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Subadub

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Cool. Much more access now to buildings as it seems kids have been in there. Bit of graffiti and stuff thrown about
 

DaveFM

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Was here yesterday, the buildings and machinery have all now been demolished.
 

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