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P number: P207955
Old photograph number: A08033
Caption: Opencast coal, resoiling an opencast coal site, Swallow section of Wentworth opencast site, Yorkshire.
Description: Looking north-north-east at Swallow section of Wentworth opencast site, 1180 yd. W. 7 degrees N. Doric Lodge, Wentworth. Resoiling an opencast coal site. After levelling the subsoil and scarifying its surface the topsoil is spread by tractor-drawn scrapers as shown in the photograph. Soil is being carried from the mound on the skyline to the left of Ashes Farm where it has lain since the site was first worked. In the foreground the soil has been spread. When spreading is complete the area will again be scarified. It was the Directorate of Opencast Production's responsibiltiy to see that the land was restored to agricultural land. This included refilling and consolidation of overburden and putting back and levelling the topsoil but nothing more. The main uses of coal were for steam, house and manufacturing coals. It was also used in the production of gas and coke. Some hard coals were used for high-grade locomotive coal.
Date taken: 08/06/1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 436500
Y latitude/northing: 397500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 214.38 KB; 1000 x 716 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 189 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Opencast coal, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, opencast  


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