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ADX/987: Slides of a quarry in Talgarreg
[GB 0212] ADX/987Title:
Slides of a quarry in TalgarregDate(s):
6 itemsScope and Content:
Six colour slides of the Cware Crug-yr-Eryr Quarry (sand and gravel), Talgarreg. Reference to historic Ordnance Survey County Series mapping shows that the quarry originated in a roadside sandpit, depicted between 1889 and 1964. The much larger quarry, branching off away from the road, is first depicted in 1975. It is now (August 2014) described as a family run sand and gravel quarry.
This is a carefully composed collection of photographs, opening with a distant framing shot and then giving views of the various working faces. As such it is a valuable record of a local sand and gravel quarry in the 1970s. A number of the slides show working vehicles, and a Triumph Toledo is visible in three slides.
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1. Distant view from B4459 (to south-east)
Crug-yr-Eryr Quarry, distant view
2. View of quarry working face.
A working face at Crug-yr-Eryr Quarry
3. Quarry face, with car parked nearby.
4. Quarry and vehicles.
5. Quarry and vehicles.
6. Quarry and vehicles.