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Quarries

In the woodland between Pound Farm and Steelworks, was a large quarry, which is now bisected by the M50.

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Local resident, Brenda Monkley, remembers the quarry being used to make lime. Her grandfather worked in Gorsley Quarry (which now belongs to Linton Parish Council) and she played there as a child. She lived in Prospect Row, which were houses for the poor and are now demolished.

When the quarrymen were going to blast the rocks with dynamite, a hooter sounded, warning everyone to stay clear of the quarry and the falling rocks.

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