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Cawoods Blackhill Quarry

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Cawoods Blackhill Quarry
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13th October 1942. View of land beyond a drystone wall a hedge which has a large sign reading CAWOODS BLACKHILL QUARRY. On the land is a small wooden building. Beyond the fence on the right of the land are fields stretching into the distance.

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S Johnson

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Was this photo taken from off King Lane, with (mones) quarry to the left hand side and golden acre park directly forward? In that field there is a few lengths of 'sleepers' which could have been the foundations of the building maybe?

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15-Aug-2014

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John Walker

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In between the sign, and the wooden building is a low building in the distance. It is a railway carriage. I lived in it with my parents just after the war 1945 to 1948 no electric, no gas, just paraffin lamps and heater. No water. Water had to be carried from the quarry tap. In 1947 when tap was frozen my parents had to melt the snow to get water. In 1948 we moved to another "home" out of sight in this photo, nearer the quarry site. Another building made of wood, and asbestos. We had to move to a council house in 1951 due to rocks landing near to our home, when the quarry was "blasting" the rock face. happy days

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16-Nov-2016

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John Walker

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Cont. from above. The shot is taken from Kings Road. My mother worked at the quarry, in the weighbridge office, from about 1948. My father worked at John Barrans in leeds. After coming home from work he would have his tea, then saw any old railway sleepers, and wood collected from below the trees in Golden Acre Park. The sleepers burnt well on the cast iron stove in the second house. Due to the oil drips from the trains soaked into them. I went to Adel primary school then later to Bramhope school.

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