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A Day in the Life...

Here are some pictures showing the stages in a day in the life of Chipping Sodbury Quarry. There are also many historic images of both the area and Barnhill Quarry in past times. Click on any picture to see a larger version. If you are using a PC, you can download the large pictures by clicking on the right mouse button and selecting 'Save Picture As'.

Many thanks to Hanson for supplying these images

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1. Drilling the rockface

2. Blasting at the rockface

3. Loading dumper at rockface

4. Tipping rock into crusher

5. Loading dumper with finished aggregate

6. Tipper dumping onto stockpile

7. Producing asphalt for roads

Kitchen garden and squash court, date unknown

Aerial photo of the quarry, c. 1960

Aerial photo of Ridge House and quarry buildings, c. 1960

Quarry trucks, mid 20th century

Quarry trucks, mid 20th century

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