Country diary: an old quarry is now a mine of natural treasure

Ketton, Rutland: Time has enabled this abandoned cement works to regreen, making it a site of special scientific interestHere is a local landmark few would want: above a beautiful stone village, a cement works, visible for miles. Like a turret, but with pipes and chimneys climbing the walls, this compact but discordant punctuation in otherwise lovely countryside calls to mind a castle. That we might describe as cherishable, but because this is modern, we don’t.To make cement you need a quarry, and here is a big one – most of it working. But through a snicket at the end of… Source – Full Article

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