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The Parish in Photos - China Clay

China Clay Pits Lee Moor

Lee Moor China Clay Pits

Large parts of the Parish are devoted to the extraction of china clay. Deep pits and mountainous spoil heaps, all in a uniform dazzling white, have lead to the area being likened to the mountains of the Moon.

This is quarrying on a grand scale, with vast jets of water washing the kaolin into settling lakes, and giant trucks removing the spoil.

China Clay Pits Lee Moor China Clay Pits Lee Moor

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