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#1015689 - 31st Jul 2016 12:43pm Thingwall quarry
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Hi

I live on the former site of thingwall quarry. For years I have been trying to find a photo, picture or whatever without success,that shows how it looked. Has anyone anything at all as I have many times for years but find it difficult to accept there is nothing.

Any info would be much appreciated, regards in advance.

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#1015691 - 31st Jul 2016 2:11pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: Alexmullen]
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Where in Thingwall was it? Not Irby quarry?

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#1015692 - 31st Jul 2016 2:31pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: Alexmullen]
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No Fish, Thingwall. Mill Road.

This is the best I can find. Harold Hopps painting. Not even sure if it is the quarry but assume the mill was beside the quarry.

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#1015693 - 31st Jul 2016 2:59pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: granny]
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Tithe map & modern


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#1015705 - 31st Jul 2016 5:05pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: Alexmullen]
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Aerial view 1970's. Same site as Bert's images, but I can't put it up on here, sorry.

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#1015710 - 31st Jul 2016 5:37pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: granny]
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The windmill picture was great but not sure where it was in relation but thanks great pic

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#1015711 - 31st Jul 2016 5:42pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: fish5133]
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Yes the neighbour over the road had seen it as I said I live over the old quarry but it has been said a guy who lived round the corner in quarry road checked who the land belonged to. His search revealed no-one see he put in a claim and won. It was reputed he sold the land shortly after to Linden Homes for 1,000,000!

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#1015726 - 31st Jul 2016 7:26pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: Alexmullen]
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Thingwall is a bit of a mystery. Miss E Wade owned two fields on different sides of the quarry as did J Shaw. Miss E Wade owned a lot of land around and about. Part of my garden was from her estate but unadopted. There is a field off Galloper's Lane which she also owned, but after a recent effort to find who owns it now, all the locals came up with blanks. There is no apparent will, and therefore nothing can be proven. Vyner's owned Mill Farm and other plots in that location, from which there would appear to be a short path leading to the quarry.
Do you have a copy of Greg Dawson's book Tingvelle ? There is a map with field names at the back for 1850. In the book Greg Dawson says he used to play in the quarries as a child. He lives in Irby. You might find a contact number on the internet. His address is there. He has a lot of information.
There is also this document which might give some more info on land owners, not sure how much you have already.

http://content.yudu.com/Library/A2qad1/HeswallMagazineFeb20/resources/16.htm


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#1015729 - 31st Jul 2016 7:36pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: granny]
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At the bottom of the page with the Field Names 1850 on there is a footnote, which says;


COMMONS AND QUARRIES.OWNERS PROPRIETORS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF THINGWALL. OCCUPIERS, THEMSELVES.


Not sure what that means. This map must be copied from the archives.


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#1016694 - 9th Aug 2016 8:28pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: granny]
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It's seems to be such a problem can't believe no one has a painting or photo really disappointed

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#1016705 - 9th Aug 2016 9:21pm Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: Alexmullen]
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Contact Colin Millington. He lived Thingwall and took many photos of the area and wrote books. He is getting on a bit now, so hope he's still able to help.

http://www.barnstonvillage.info/bvhistory.htm
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#1016730 - 10th Aug 2016 12:24am Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: granny]
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Maybe better to contact him at Heswall Photographic Society.


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#1016738 - 10th Aug 2016 8:17am Re: Thingwall quarry [Re: granny]
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Any records of the Liverpool Geological Society may help,

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/a/A13531688

1892
"On some faults exposed in a Quarry near Thingwall Mill, illustrated by numerous photographs and diagrams"


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