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Stonemasonry: A day in the life

I have always wanted to know what it feels like to pick up chisel and mallet and create stone carvings like a medieval mason. Fortunately, a few weeks ago I took a long-overdue stonemasonry course which allowed me to indulge this passion for all things practical and petrological. 784 more words

Quartzite Quarry in West Harridge Woods

Just above the eastern corner of the Large Deer Enclosure in Harridge Woods West is a former Quartzite quarry.  This dates to the 1800’s or earlier, as it is shown on the 1903 OS map.  76 more words

Harridge Wood West

Ipoh's Limestone Mountains Turning to Dust

Ipoh is one of Malaysia’s most attractive towns. It has expanded enormously since this postcard photo was taken 45 years ago but it still has a pleasant feel to it with wide tree-lined avenues, grand historic buildings and friendly people. 271 more words


Caldercruix Quarry Planning Application Submitted

A planning application has now been submitted to North Lanarkshire Council to reopen and extend Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. The picture above was taken at a fault line on the north side of the Lilly Loch, only a few hundred yards from the quarry. 103 more words

The Long Game

The picture above was taken from the old road to Wester Bracco. On the left is Alice Hill, on the right the Moffat Hills. This may not be the greatest of landscapes, it’s certainly not wild and untouched by man. 327 more words


Limekiln Quarry

Above Limekiln Wood is the remains of the former Yard and Lorry Park for the Quarry Opposite.

Track up alongside the main spoil heap

Gradually reverting to scrubby woodland with Pioneer species such as Silver Birch and Hazel. 44 more words