Tags: England

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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Archaeological dig participant discovers rare fossil at England quarry

Aug 27, 2013

Archaeological dig participant discovers rare fossil at England quarry

A participant in an archaeological dig has discovered a rare fossil at Thrislington Quarry in Durham County, England, according to a report from The Northern Echo. Ken Bradshaw, the man who found the artifact, was part of a group of 30 ...

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Former gravel quarry-turned-landfill transforms into nature reserve

May 17, 2013

Former gravel quarry-turned-landfill transforms into nature reserve

The Wildlife Trust and Cory Environment have teamed up to transform an old gravel quarry used as a landfill in Essex, England, into a nature reserve, The Independent reported. The 50-year-old Mucking Landfill previously took 15 percent of London’s waste and at ...

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