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BOTTOMCOOMBE MASONRY YARD EASTON SHOWING GANTRY TAILS BEING BUILT FOR OVERHEAD CRANES WHICH WERE INSTALLED IN 1921

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F. J. BARNES FIRST MASONRY WORKS AT VICTORIA SQUARE (1891) IN THE STATION AREA.

THIS IS JUST AFTER BARNES BOUGHT IT FROM THE PORTLAND STONE Co.

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STONE MASONS AT THE MILLS? 

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STONE QUARRY. 

NOTE BLONDIN IN THE BACKGROUND. SPOT THE FIVE QUARRYMEN 

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END OF MERCHANTS RAILWAY, CASTLETOWN, GENTLEMAN IS UNKNOWN 

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QUARRY GANG 

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LOADING STONE AT PRIORY CORNER

NOTE UNUSUAL SHAPED CRANE, AND HOUSE ON CORNER 

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MASONS

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Moving block of stone for Roosevelt Memorial - Ned (Tubby) Skinner this side of lorry, first left. 

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TRACTION ENGINE TAKING STONE DOWN VICTORY ROAD. 

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TRACTION ENGINE AND CRANE AT TOP OF CHURCH OPE STEPS. 

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TRACTION ENGINE CLIMBING FORTUNESWELL. 

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TRACTION ENGINE CRASH. 

DRIVER GEORGE WHITE WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH BY HIS LOAD AFTER A PINNION BROKE NEAR VERNE GATEHOUSES. TOP OF QUEEN'S ROAD, 25th JULY 1921. F.J. BARNES, FOWLER No. 8839, FX 6600 - SPHINX.S 

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PREPARING TO LIFT BLOCK OF STONE. 

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BILLY COOMBES QUARRY IN BUMPERS LANE. 2nd LEFT STEWART LYNHAM, 4th LEFT (BOY) LYNHAM. FRONT CHARLIE GOULD, REAR NORMAN COMBEN, 3rd LEFT JACK ELLIS (CRANE DRIVER). 

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QUARRY GANG POSING IN FRONT OF CRANE - 1910?  

NOTE BLONDIN IN BACKGROUND. 

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STONE GANG POSING. 

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MOVING STONE USING JACKS AT DURDLE,

LEFT JOHN FLANN, 3rd RIGHT FOREMAN RIGGER NOBBY CLARKE. 

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CRANE AT CHURCH OPE

CLIFF FACE CRANE EXTRACTING STONE

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QUARRYING AT REAR OF BUMPERS LANE

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MAN WORKING ON STONE. 

SHAPING BLOCK

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GROUP OF QUARRYMEN

FAR RIGHT; FRED (MOLLO) HANSFORD 

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QUARRYING AT BROADCROFT? 

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GROUP OF QUARRYMEN WITH PICKS

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QUARRYING

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STONE FIRMS LORRY FLEET AT GROVE CORNER

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SAWMILL TAVERN, EASTON LANE, PORTLAND

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GROUP OF QUARRYMEN AND DOG

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STONE WORKERS 1915 

HARRY SMITH SECOND FROM LEFT 

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QUARRY GROUP 1914 

JOHN OTTER, JOHN RICHARD OTTER JNR., WILLIAM OTTER?

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LOADING STONE AT PRIORY CORNER.

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QUARRIES

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STONE QUARRY AT THE GROVE

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STONE TRAIN ON MERCHANTS RAILWAY

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EAST WEARES QUARRY SPILL

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LIGHTHOUSE AND QUARRY PORTLAND BILL

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PORTLAND BILL LIGHTHOUSE AND QUARRY

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PORTLAND BILL AND LIGHTHOUSE. CRANE FOR

CLIFF QUARRYING IN FOREGROUND

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WITH THEIR HEADS IN THEIR NOSE BAGS, A FOUR HORSEPOWER TRAIN IS ABOUT TO DEPART FROM PRIORY CORNER ON ITS JOURNEY TO THE TOP OF THE INCLINE RAILWAY TO CASTLETOWN PIER. 

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POSSIBLY COMBEN IN DOORWAY OF ELECTRICALLY POWERED CRANE IN QUARRY. 

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FIVE QUARRYMEN. 

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QUARRY NEXT TO DRILL HALL EASTON LANE. 

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D COMBEN AND FRIENDS IN QUARRY 

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THREE QUARRYMEN. 

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GROUP PICTURE OF QUARRYMEN.

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FOUR QUARRYMEN WITH CRANE AT THE GROVE. 

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PREPARING FOR BLASTING? 

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QUARRYMEN SPLITTING STONE. 

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QUARRYMEN

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QUARRYMEN.

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QUARRYMEN AT WORK. 

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CASTLETOWN - STONE WAITING TO BE LOADED 

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THE MERCHANTS RAILWAY AT CASTLETOWN. 

EARLIEST PICTURE  WE HAVE OF THIS SCENE? 

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MERCHANTS RAILWAY, CASTLETOWN. 

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MERCHANTS RAILWAY ALONGSIDE THE OLD RECTORY. 

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LOADING STONE ON MERCHANTS RAILWAY PRIORY CORNER

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FOUR BRIDGES OVER THE MERCHANTS RAILWAY. 

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THREE BRIDGES PASSING OVER THE MERCHANTS RAILWAY AT NEW GROUND

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WAGONS LOADED WITH STONE DESCENDING THE MERCHANTS RAILWAY. 

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BATH AND PORTLAND NO3 STONE LORRY. 

FODEN? STEAM WAGON

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GANG POSING NEXT TO STEAM CRANE. 

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TRACTION ENGINE ENTERING VICTORIA SQUARE. 

TRACTION ENGINE ENTERING VICTORIA SQUARE. FOWLER No. 15319, FX7850 "NELLIE" ENTERS VICTORIA SQUARE WITH TWO TRAILERS LOADED WITH STONE DESTINED FOR MESSRS F. J. BARNES SAW MILLS ALONGSIDE THE STATION YARD. 

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LOADING STONE AT STONE PIER, CASTLETOWN

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MERCHANTS RAILWAY LOOKING TOWARDS CASTLETOWN

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WEST CLIFF PORTLAND

STONE BRIDGE TO RIGHT OF PICTURE, SPOIL WAS TIPPED OVER THE CLIFF FROM THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE, AND A SMALL RAILWAY WENT BENEATH IT.

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OLD QUARRY WORKS PORTLAND BILL

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THE ROSTONE BRIDGE TO RIGHT OF PICTURE, SPOIL WAS TIPPED OVER THE CLIFF FROM THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE, AND A SMALL RAILWAY WENT BENEATH IT.

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TRACTION ENGINE - DRIVER GEORGE WHITE WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH BY HIS LOAD AFTER A PINNION BROKE NEAR VERNE GATEHOUSES IN BACKGROUND TOP OF QUEEN'S ROAD, 25th JULY 1921. F.J. BARNES, FOWLER No. 8839, FX 6600 - SPHINX.

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LOADING STONE AT PRIORY CORNER 1905? 

TEAMS OF HORSES USED FOR PULLING STONE, NOTE UNUSUAL CRANE.

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QUARRY CREW, FOUR MEN AND A DOG, DATE UNKNOWN.

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CASTLETOWN. STEAM BAKERY, THEN H. SCORE ARMY NAVY CONTRACTOR, THEN CASTLE HOTEL, THE JOLLY SAILOR PUB TO THE RIGHT, STONE WAITING TO BE SENT OFF. 

FOR A MODERN VIEW OF THIS SCENE PLEASE CLICK HERE 

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BOTTOMCOOMBE MASONRY WORKS 1931?. 

GROUP IN MASONRY WORKS. 

BACK ROW:- LEN ATTWOOLL, FORD BROWN, ? JOLLIFFE, EDWARD SHRIVES, REG ATTWOOLL, ?, RON PAVEY, ?, GEORGE STEWKESBURY, TOM MILLER, HAROLD RODENHURST, BOB PETERS, FRED GARDNER. 

FRONT ROW:- EDWARD SHRIVES, ?, HARRY HIBBS . 

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QUARRYMEN.

FROM L:-  WILLIAM FLEW SAMSON HINDE, NEPHEW THOMAS (TOMMY) HINDE, R:-  WILLIAM JOSEPH HINDE, SON OF WILLIAM F.S.

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QUARRYMEN AT BACK OF GROVE. 

WILLIAM FLEW SAMSON HINDE (ON LEFT) WITH OTHERS UNKNOWN.

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QUARRY GANG. 

WALLACE WHITE, WILLIAM HINDE, ROBERT JOHN HINDE, AND ROBERT SPENCER HINDE. 

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QUARRY GANG WITH WOMAN. 

LIL WAGNER, WALLACE WHITE, WILLIAM HINDE, ROBERT JOHN HINDE, AND ROBERT SPENCER HINDE.

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SPLITTING STONE. 

NOTE LARGE EIGHT WHEELER LORRY IN BACKGROUND.

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No.32 RUSTON BUCYRUS EXCAVATOR, 1933. 

FIRST EXCAVATOR AT BATH STONE FIRM.

STANDING IS GEORGE PARFITT.

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TRACTION ENGINE BRITANNIA, 1928. 

FRONT RIGHT IS GEORGE PARFITT. 

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THE FIRST QUARRY LORRY ON PORTLAND (1935). STAN (TAFFY) HAWKINS RENOVATED IT AND HIS SON INHERITED IT. LORRY NOW IN WALES.

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BATH STONE FIRMS, 1933 

BATH STONE FIRMS TOP YARD AT PARK ROAD, EASTON 1933 WHEN BEN SAUNDERS OPENED IT AFTER THE "SLUMP". RIP SAUNDERS, HIS FATHER, AND BILL FLAN STILL CLEARING UP THE STATION YARD OF BARNES-SO NOT IN PHOTO.

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HILLS AND BOWERS MASONRY YARD, BEFORE 1931 

HILLS AND BOWERS MASONRY YARD AT WINDMILLS, PRIOR TO 1931, WHEN IT CLOSED IN THAT YEAR OF THE "SLUMP". JACK READ THIRD MASON FROM LEFT.

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TOP YARD, BOTTOMCOMBE PARK ROAD, EASTON - MASON'S SHOP LATE 1920's.

BARTHOLOMEW CUEREL FOREMAN - HE RETIRED 1930.

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Quarrymen marking stone, date unknown.

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