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Report - Hurst Quarry, Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands. Nr Stoke-on-Trent


Crucialelectro

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Hi Folks. Just got back into taking photos, as I've been film-making for the last 12 years.

Here's one I've not seen posted before - not sure if anyone knows about it. Its easy to get to and there's parking. A bit of info below

A large nineteenth and twentieth century sand quarry, probably supplying the pottery industry with fine sand. Not entirely sure when it finally closed, sometime between 2000-2010. The site has a number of buildings containing machinery, tools and material used in the quarry industry. There are a few out-houses and plant scattered all the way up to the top of the site. Some burnt out structures with gas bottles, remain. Amazing wildlife also. Very quiet area. There was an engineering firm using the first large building, but due to COVID it is now permanently closed.

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Bikin Glynn

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Looks really nice that. We went to one similar yesterday, its surprising what these quarries have to offer
 

Salad_Dodger

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In the mid 1990's it was owned by a refractory materials company called Vesuvius Flogates, and the sand was quarried to supply this business. The engineering works on the site was, I think also owned by Vesuvius. When the quarry closed it was bought out by the management and renamed Flogates Engineering. Sorry to hear of its passing, the staff there were some of the nicest people I used to deliver to
 

Crucialelectro

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In the mid 1990's it was owned by a refractory materials company called Vesuvius Flogates, and the sand was quarried to supply this business. The engineering works on the site was, I think also owned by Vesuvius. When the quarry closed it was bought out by the management and renamed Flogates Engineering. Sorry to hear of its passing, the staff there were some of the nicest people I used to deliver to
Makes sense, probably used for kilns etc. Thanks for the info - its one of my favourite places to walk the dog. Never see anyone else around. Discovered another stone building there today completely cut-off from anything. Looks like no-one's been there for 40 years
 

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