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Whatley quarry
05-Aug-2012 chris morton

Whatley quarry

a view of Mells village I don't think you are meant to see, but equipped with 1:25000 OS map and ignoring danger signs, there 'tis.

The statistics are mind-boggling (at least for UK, doubtless small-fry for Brazil or China) eg 1.7 x 0.7km x 72m deep, designed to double; needing upto 20 million litres of water to drain it. All this hampered by silly planning conditions, for which removal is requested. See (4th item)
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mendips/more_info/east_mendip_quarries_history.htm


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Guest 11-Aug-2012 08:04
I love this one Chris, the afternoon track was obviously worth it
woody3407-Aug-2012 23:16
You can even make a quarry look attractive, excellent capture..but must admit by aussie standards looks a bit small...
soulis07-Aug-2012 23:04
Excellent work. V.
Martin Lamoon07-Aug-2012 21:45
Its a great view despite the destruction of the landscape. V
Phillip Normanton07-Aug-2012 19:31
Well, it'll make a lovely big swimming pool when they've finished :o)
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