Throughout my police career I never lost an opportunity to see behind the scenes of industry, developing a huge respect for those who worked in them.
Today was a 'blast day' at Dry Rigg and I went along. At the appointed hour sirens sounded and six tonnes of explosives detonated amidst strictest security. 26,000 tonnes of rock moved sideways and slid down into the quarry bottom as if liquid. The photograph does not do justice to the grandeur of the location and its enormity.
All this stone will be crushed and graded, ready to become an ingredient of the very finest tarmacadam in locations where skid resistance needs to be high.
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Awesome - and one of the best kept secret free shows in The Dales.