30 Sept 2021

Crushing Plant, Mountsorrel Quarry


  I lived in Mountsorrel for a few years and it used to be a very dusty place. Every day at lunch there would be a thudding sound as explosives ripped more rock off the nearby quarry faces. Today, the old quarry is defunct, but large volumes of pink granite are still extracted at Buddon Wood. A public byway passes through the very centre of the processing facility and it’s a busy place. Huge wheel loaders trundle round, filling a stream of articulated lorries with tons of graded crushed stone amidst a constant rattle of conveyors and loud klaxons.   

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