Tags: England

A new species of dinosaur might have been found in British quarry

Jan 28, 2016

A new species of dinosaur might have been found in British quarry

The Must Farm Quarry might just be more of a resource for archeologists than it is for the building materials company that owns it. A paleontologist was digging around the Forterra-owned quarry when he discovered what could be a new species of dinosaur ...

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Quarry may show what life in the Bronze Age was like

Jan 18, 2016

Quarry may show what life in the Bronze Age was like

A quarry about 80 miles north of London may hold answers to questions about what it was like to live 3,000 years ago. NPR reported that a treasure trove of artifacts from the Bronze Age had been discovered at the Must ...

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Aggregate producers help sponsor new exhibit center at Rocks by Rail museum in England

Nov 09, 2015

Aggregate producers help sponsor new exhibit center at Rocks by Rail museum in England

Several aggregate producers have helped build a new exhibition center devoted to the history of the relationship between the aggregate industry and locomotives at a museum in England. The Stamford Mercury reported that the new Ironstone Railway Exhibition Centre will open Nov. ...

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VIDEO: Excavators use sand and gravel to repair beach

Jun 30, 2015

VIDEO: Excavators use sand and gravel to repair beach

Typically, heavy duty excavators such as those featured in this video are found chugging along at mines and quarry sites, but the machines were put to another use on a beach in the United Kingdom this week. The excavators were taking ...

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A Nazi bomb was detonated in a quarry in England

May 29, 2015

A British Army bomb disposal expert inspects the World War Two German explosion. (Unclassified photo from the Dunstable Gazette Herald and Post)

  A bomb dropped on England by a Nazi plane during the London Blitz finally detonated nearly 80 years later last week in quarry owned by Cemex. According to the Dunstable Gazette Herald and Post, construction crews found the World War II ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Hillhead hits mid-week peak

Jun 25, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Hillhead hits mid-week peak

On Wednesday, June 25, attendance at Hillhead hit what locals describe as peak attendance. The overall atmosphere was quite positive, with one Sandvik executive noting that it had scanned well over 1,000 attendee badges during the first day alone. Check out these ...

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PHOTOS: Highlights from Hillhead

Jun 24, 2014

PHOTOS: Highlights from Hillhead

Held June 24-26, Hillhead 2014 offers aggregates producers the opportunity to see quarry equipment in the field. Located at Lafarge Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, England, Hillhead is the biggest working quarry show in the world. It highlights equipment from ...

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Hillhead: A preview of coming attractions

Jun 20, 2014

Hillhead: A preview of coming attractions

As today’s Aggregates Manager newsletter hits your inbox, I’ll likely be flying at the proverbial 30,000 feet above the United Kingdom, heading to Hillhead 2014. Held June 25-26 near Buxton, England, the show offers a unique spin on trade shows: it ...

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Man proposes to girlfriend in England quarry

Jan 31, 2014

Man proposes to girlfriend in England quarry

A man recently proposed to his girlfriend at a quarry in Cheltenham, England, according to a report from the Daily Mail. Oliver Wright, 31, took his girlfriend, 30-year-old Kelly Aldridge, to the quarry, where he had spelled out “Kelly will you ...

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School children witness quarry blast

Jan 06, 2014

School children witness quarry blast

A group of students in the U.K. recently got the chance to witness a blast at a local quarry. The students, from Norton St. Philip school in England, visited Moon Hill Quarry in Somerset just before Christmas holidays, Frome Standard reported. The ...

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Quarry Life Award offers students cash for quarry wildlife conservation ideas

Oct 07, 2013

Quarry Life Award offers students cash for quarry wildlife conservation ideas

Students in the English village Barton under Needwood have the chance to earn cash while helping sustain their environment, thanks to a local quarry. The site, operated by Hanson, is participating in a biodiversity research competition in which students are encouraged ...

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World War II rocket found at England quarry

Sep 23, 2013

World War II rocket found at England quarry

Quarry workers discovered a World War II rocket this week at a site in Burgh Castle, England, according to a report from the Eastern Daily Press (EDP). Kevin Lee, manager of Folkes Plant and Aggregates Ltd, the company that runs the ...

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