- Quarry Tales: Ingleborough Dales
- Examples of Activities
- The Team
What Ingleborough people have said...
Steve is a member of a local action group trying to reduce the impact of quarrying and related traffic in Settle town centre.
Ken drove a number of different wagons during his time in the haulage industry. He tells us about these and his work carrying quarry produce.
Bentham Community Primary School
Pupils from the school held a question and answer session following their visit to Ingleton Quarry with John Peate, principal geologist for Hanson UK.
Michael has worked for many years in the quarrying industry and describes how he got his job and what he does in the quarry.
Albert worked for a road surfacing company and then started his own. He describes the trials and tribulations of his working life.
Clapham Primary School
Clapham Primary School children held a question and answer session with Mark Corner from the Yorkshire Dales Society.
Mark is the chairman of the Yorkshire Dales Society and outlines their views on the interaction between the National Park and the quarrying industry.
Cyril talks about his time working as a driver for the Ingleton Granite Quarry. In particular he gives us a lot of information about vehicles and operations.
David worked in Horton Quarry and describes a number of jobs. He talks about his varied life both before and after working for the quarry.
Giggleswick Junior School
The pupils at the school asked a number of questions of Carl Lis OBE, former manager of Ingleton and Horton Quarries and currently chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
This clip includes the questions and some answers. Check the full recording for longer versions.
Keith worked for many years in Horton Quarry. He describes the jobs he carried out and regales us with stories of a number of humorous incidents.
Ingleton Primary School Debate
Ingleton Primary School held a debate for and against quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with John McGregor from Ingleton Quarry (Hansons).
There are also some photographs of the visit.
David Johnson - 1 Industry
David has made two recordings. This one covers the wide range of rock based industries in the Ingleborough Dales area. He talks in some detail about the development of lime kilns - a field in which he has particular expertise.
David Johnson - 2 Social
In David's second recording he tells us about the extraordinary group of entrepreneurs from the Craven area who patented and developed lime kilns. They started from simple families and grew into industrial magnates.
Carl has worked his way up at Dry Rigg Quarry from apprentice to Quarry Supervisor. He describes to us his current role within the management of the quarry.
Michael started as a shot-firer but is now in overall charge of both Dry Rigg and Arcow Quarries. He has almost 40 years experience that he relates in this interview.
Peter worked as a joiner for a company that had the contract to repair cottages in Horton Quarry. He tells us about this work and also his memories of his father's work in Giggleswick Quarry.
Dave is the minerals planning officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. He talks about the planning process and how the conflicts between industry and the aims of the park are dealt with.
John is the principal geologist for the area covered by our project. He describes his work and the geological significance of the area and quarries.
Clifford worked in Horton Quarry for over 40 years. He describes his working life and some of the many antics that he and his colleagues got up to.
Judy works for the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust on outreach projects. Here she describes her role and some of the activities she has carried out on the Stories in Stone project.
Irene tells us about her ancestor John Helesdon who worked in Horton Quarry.
John Tennant's father worked in the Ingleton Granite Quarry for five years and left a book describing his time there. John reads some passages from it. He also add some of his own memories of Ingleton.
Denzil worked at Horton Quarry for many years. He started in the quarry and ended up driving the internal railway engines.
Peter tells us about his work in Sandside Quarry maintaining the vehicles.
Iain worked as a mining lecturer and consultant for many years. His experiences in local quarries and descriptions of the geology are fascinating. His memories of working practices dating back to his school days on the full recording are particularly interesting.