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Posted: 11/09/2018 22:06:58
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Can anyone ID this small quarry somewhere around MamTor/Castleton aerea, found in a box of slides from the 80s?



Edit: Seem to remember there was the odd bit of the yellow type of 'Blue John' about.
IP: 86.185.172.195 Edited: 11/09/2018 23:37:25 by Morlock
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Posted: 12/09/2018 16:26:55
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It is a long time since I was in north Derbyshire!
Paradoxically around the time this photo was taken!
I think it was one of the oencuts near the head of Pindale, associated with the eastern end of Dirtlow Rake.
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Posted: 12/09/2018 16:41:04
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I think you are right, many thanks.

I can also remember having an early morning call when some climbers arrived and started dislodging loose bits!Laugh

Edit: This pops up after further research at the area you suggested, looks like the area we camped.

http://www.ipernity.com/tag/earthwatcher/keyword/4441490
IP: 86.185.172.195 Edited: 12/09/2018 17:08:44 by Morlock
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Posted: 12/09/2018 20:53:38
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I think that's the big opencut on Dirtlow Rake just above How Grove Mine, but prior to modern working there.

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Posted: 12/09/2018 21:45:46
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Found another image, quite a prominent hill/tip in the distance. Sure looks like the right place.

Sorry about the scruffy tribe.Big Grin

IP: 86.185.172.195 Edited: 12/09/2018 21:47:41 by Morlock
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Posted: 12/09/2018 22:00:04
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Morlock wrote:

I think you are right, many thanks.

I can also remember having an early morning call when some climbers arrived and started dislodging loose bits!Laugh

Edit: This pops up after further research at the area you suggested, looks like the area we camped.

http://www.ipernity.com/tag/earthwatcher/keyword/4441490

That's Pindale Quarry alright.
A great loss, not only for the supurb geological exposure but it was also one of the few places where "chemical assisted" practical digging courses could be run. Sad

As regards the original query, it looks like the old bit of quarry that ran up the rake, parallel to the road up from Castleton.

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IP: 95.145.203.58 Edited: 12/09/2018 23:11:34 by Mr.C
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Posted: 12/09/2018 23:07:05
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Thanks to all, splendid result.Smile IP: 86.185.172.195
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Posted: 13/09/2018 08:57:11
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I do like the Bedford CA. We had an ex-Tizer van version when I was a kid. The sliding doors had a habit of sliding off the ends of their runners and falling off. IP: 147.143.12.215
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Posted: 13/09/2018 09:07:44
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Willy Eckerslyke wrote:

I do like the Bedford CA. We had an ex-Tizer van version when I was a kid. The sliding doors had a habit of sliding off the ends of their runners and falling off.


Pre seat belt and other safety regs, kids used to roll about unrestrained in the back.Shocked

We drove with sliding doors fully open in hot weather, had to remember to slip the 'hold open' strap over the handle or risk loosing a limb when braking.Big Grin
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Posted: 13/09/2018 10:38:39
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I drove one of these waaay back for a firm of motor factors. I recall them having a column change. Getting the right gear was a lucky dip job ! Happy days eh ? IP: 86.151.16.80
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Posted: 13/09/2018 16:11:37
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Yep, very happy and certainly very different days. IP: 86.185.172.195 Edited: 13/09/2018 16:33:27 by Morlock
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