Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

Title Riddiough’s Quarry
Date c1900s
Location Guiseley
Photo ID DD048
Comment Men at work in the quarry on Guiseley Moor.
Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

DD049 – Riddiough’s Quarry, c1900.

Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

Engine and quarrymen at work in the quarry.

Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

DD050 – Riddiough’s Quarry, c1900.

Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

Stonemasons producing finely detailed work at the quarry.

Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

DD051 – Riddiough’s Quarry, c1900.

Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

A stonemason displays some of his work.
Many local buildings were constructed and ornamented with stone from local quarries, it is reputed that stone from Guiseley was used in part to build the Houses of Parliament.

Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

DD052 – Riddiough’s Quarry, c1900.

Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

A stonemason posing for the camera, above his left shoulder numbers are chalked on the wood — a tally or dimensions for a job.

Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

DD053 – Riddiough’s Quarry, c1900.

Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

A group of workers and 2 children pose in front of a crane.

Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

DD054 – Riddiough’s Quarry, c1900.

Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

Steam crane at work in the quarry.

Riddiough's Quarry c1900s

DD055 – Riddiough’s Quarry, c1900.

Riddiough’s Quarry – c1900s

Workers in the quarry, stone can be seen in various stages from uncut blocks to dressed pieces in the left background.
On the right a large block is being moved by a crane.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 01 May 2022.
Last updated: 01 May 2022.

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