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View from Bredon Hill

Bredon Hill Cluster Group Update

March 5, 201511:37 amNovember 16, 2015 4:23 pm

Boo & Rob Vernon and Hazel Edwards Bredon Hill lies totally in Worcestershire and is an outlier of the Jurassic strata that forms the Cotswolds Hills. It is capped by Inferior Oolite limestone, which rests conformably on a sequence of Liassic silts and clays. The limestone forms a steep scarp on its northern crop and […]

Fatal Accident reported in the Worcestershire Advertiser 1905

The Human Cost of Getting Stone

November 19, 20144:23 pmNovember 16, 2015 4:24 pm

 by Anne Spurgeon, project volunteer Quarrying has always been an extremely dangerous occupation and over the centuries many workers have been killed or seriously injured. Until relatively recently we have had few details about the extent of this problem. Just over a hundred years ago, however, the Quarries Act of 1894 brought about an increase […]

Worcestershire Gazette 1855

Tales from the Archives

December 16, 20131:39 pmNovember 16, 2015 4:23 pm

You never know what stories you are going to find while researching into the history of quarrying as this tale found by volunteer Charles Clark shows. A letter, found in the Bromyard & District Local History Society archives, dated 1873 from G. Barkley & S. Trickett to one William Finney Esq., contains detailed descriptions, brimming […]