Web
Analytics
Report - - Lower Balls Green Mine, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire - Apr '17 | Mines and Quarries | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Lower Balls Green Mine, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire - Apr '17



Punk

Irregular Member
Regular User
#1

Visited with @Bertie Bollockbrains and @Oort


First of all, it’s great to see Oort out and about again after his injury. This being his first mooch for a few months, he must’ve been scratching at the door to get out by the time I arrived on his doorstep.

After trying to arrange an explore for a few months, I was on my way to Gloucestershire. Prior to the weekend, we agreed on Lower Balls Green to be our first explore. Within an hour of arriving, Bertie, Oort and myself were in a car, on our way.


I’ve pinched the history off Bertie Bollocksbrain’s report.


Not much online. The early history of these quarries is vague. Presumably quarrying of the fine oolite stone has been carried on at the outcrop since Roman times. Due to the steep hillsides, the overburden soon became too great and thus they went underground. There are a number of small scale developments. According to a 90 year old inhabitant of Nailsworth, a Mr William Mortimer who died in 1970, such places were worked in the winter months by cottagers employed in casual agricultural work during the summer. Graffitti dating 1900-1947

(1)

lU8mEaIuW3iLCKHaDKypA202x7Zc8pZYB04AQL6-4w4BJgX0ILIajRV4bwiTVukMIdMX0WE7XuWVNoPPPVA=w942-h630-no.jpg


(2)

Sqz30H-bQ_nBX1A6fZe0NJWj58JFdYFJb8d6fXJTwTcZUzb0TerS_r0xoieh0HfaR4DTq6bcKnpxyloPUnQ=w942-h630-no.jpg


(3)

3x7GC4T9sdiLHyoJMOX1yit39Kwc66J7cAtrx_NY3FeNn6wgsbx_Bp63eymVLgmUL2CAMCKxRHoKHy_n-eg=w942-h630-no.jpg


(4)

917xJuubmjsCrrz63IPVhhF1FDww5vGXOjrxZzPDQZZKwcy_ctHygdFBBcTbLVnJhmkGWKf4VGEHDXPuPBQ=w942-h630-no.jpg


(5)

WokLCj-zvxpDNqoWKSRoaj7Znx1575mg4ST-8Veso6_IYzCV99NSlUdDETAL76TU4hiAwbWh1J1L8-5SfVw=w942-h630-no.jpg


(6)

rX7HBO5Q6yiEf-Lg4WjT3xsS50A7CCP_Ghg4Mrux_hnIjeY1dDJMkngWHvtxhaMzyNQnNb8CL877dbB-Txg=w942-h630-no.jpg


(7)

NTHLjtj9nfXB4Y6E89P8d_N2mJb9BklHs8QeIcVOAdWGleb3votK7wIPIqglmjUclcp-0Imuy-l_Ud3SyNw=w942-h630-no.jpg


(8)

dAhi2jOe3DkIsU7RU86PKK-qbKL2UWDox5nzx9wFPne-4qNf0sYCkS6ltvYDRwW9BEDam54kjxy5xUce9dg=w942-h630-no.jpg


(9)

wBcnNq5bUbCpNWieZ6jiTvBkUgiyaoX4wYBpyNqYFh3rdP7NYuLXUZrvnrl2mtogf-k3Ro1gSSStz6-QvHQ=w942-h630-no.jpg


(10)

olt3pPZIAebePlWum0IhztzqVpVSPeCa4TGdUnrBmGvtY34ZKHBh379yjs7AEgDuGJ3r9JOuzEFF-B8Kwdw=w942-h630-no.jpg


(11)

VfAvBT-5XlBDTupf24Hl0iXbgj8W-Rt-EtodwQnRpsStunn-n7BdkFF_JwPJsO3ZpRnwKaLKrrOef5qeDKg=w942-h630-no.jpg


(12)

o1YS-xwEAwtNL4fKwPjirHqYPQNAjT6tWlL2koD7nrOmGlTbx_FiDDiuTkQOm5G1uACkNbqyBrZuWEzVqLQ=w942-h630-no.jpg


Cheers for Looking​
 

Oort

Fear is the little death.
Regular User
#2
Now that was a good Weekend! Thanks for popping down mate, was great to get out again and good see you and Bertie. Really looking forward to the end of the month :thumb

Your got some great shots and loving #2 & #11 in particular. The light and shadow really works!

Sorry we couldn't get round to Upper and Walls as well but we can save those for next time.

Oh and kudos for ordering the most epic pizza I've ever seen!
 

Punk

Irregular Member
Regular User
#3
Now that was a good Weekend! Thanks for popping down mate, was great to get out again and good see you and Bertie. Really looking forward to the end of the month :thumb
No worries, cracking weekend. The Saturday was a very welcome change of pace for me, great to just sit and chat.

Oh and kudos for ordering the most epic pizza I've ever seen!
I think my guts are still recovering from that badboy. Next time I'll double check that I've ordered 12" rather than 20" lol

Your got some great shots and loving #2 & #11 in particular. The light and shadow really works!
Cheers. I enjoyed snapping a mine for a change, lots of texture to work with.