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Quarries of England and Wales,by Peter Stanier
This title has been out of print for some years and sought after but a very small supply has been located in the publisher's store.
Taken from the British Geological Survey collection, the photographs, all from glass negatives taken between 1904 and 1935, have been chosen to describe the traditional quarrying techniques, and show cranes, tramways, mineral railways, processing works and other machinery. Many have not appeared in print before and all are accompanied by full well-informed commentary. They record many quarrying and stone-working methods that are no longer practised. For example, more than half include a railway or tramway in some form, a feature that has long been superseded by rubber-tyred trucks and dumpers. Often the photographs are the only record of a vanished industry that once had a major impact on a local community and environment.
ISBN 0 906294 33 9. 120 pages, 146 illustrations. Hard back. £25.00

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