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Posted: 26/05/2019 13:37:23
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Is this still a working quarry? Is there anything worth visiting if accessible?

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Posted: 26/05/2019 21:19:18
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BertyBasset wrote:

Is this still a working quarry? Is there anything worth visiting if accessible?

Robin


Still a working quarry but the operator, Ellis Thomas, is a great guy and will show you around if you ask him nicely. Tell him "Phil from Jennings Plant" suggested that you should ask. Smile

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Posted: 27/05/2019 23:49:40
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Nice one. Will do just that.

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Posted: 28/05/2019 09:43:14
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Blondin towers are worth seeing. The place has deteriorated fast although that was down to neglect by previous operators, not Ellis.
He also works 'Ty Mawr West' as well just down the road, crushing waste for roadstone although I think that the planning may have expired on that now as he was only allowed to work the tips down to a certain level above the adjacent road.

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