Black dye added to Flintshire quarry to deter swimmers
Family open day held at Batts Combe Quarry
Quarry open day 'enjoyed by all'
10 August 2016

Black dye added to Flintshire quarry to deter swimmers

This quarry in Flintshire has been dyed black to deter people from swimming in it
Black dye has been added into a Flintshire quarry pool to deter children from risking their lives by swimming there. Hanson UK hope the substance will put people off taking a dip and are backing North Wales Police's campaign to highlight the 'hidden dangers'. The dye, which will stain the skin temporarily but can removed through showering, makes the water look “unwelcoming”. The police force and Hanson UK are urging children and young people to stay away from water-filled quarries during the school holidays. Hanson communications manager David Weeks said, “We work very hard to ensure our...
4 August 2016

Family open day held at Batts Combe Quarry

All aboard – more than 700 people attended the open day at Hanson’s Batts Combe quarry in Cheddar on Saturday. Three coaches ferried visitors from the site entrance through the limestone processing plant to a viewpoint high above the village.
Hanson held a family open day at its Batts Combe quarry at Warrens Hill in Cheddar on Saturday, July 30. The drop-in event was open to all and included mini-bus tours of the quarry workings, various displays and a chance to see some of the quarry’s giant rock-moving machines in action. Hanson staff were on hand throughout the day to explain what goes on at the quarry as well as outlining future developments and plans for restoration of the site. £256 was raised during the day for a donation to the Cheddar First School.
19 July 2016

Quarry open day 'enjoyed by all'

All aboard... visitor board the coach for a quarry tour
Light rain and overcast skies did little to deter visitors to an open day at Chipping Sodbury quarry. More than 500 people visited the South Gloucestershire site for the event, which was run as part of the town’s 2016 festival. Visitors were taken deep into the quarry in shifts in a 50-seater coach to watch a loading shovel and dumper trucks at work. They were also shown the stone crushing and screening equipment and treated to a series of displays from shot-firing to fossils. Lansdscape manager Alexandra Pick and geologist Adam Chapman explained how the quarry will be developed, and...

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