oldreigate.com - a pictorial history
Search oldreigate.com     
for pictures, places / pages, publishers, comments
 
If you like oldreigate.com donate to Médecins Sans Frontières here.


Latest pictures

This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:40:11.Commemorating the Post...


This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:36:08.Back of postcard sent...


This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:33:20.Sent to Miss F....


This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:30:23.Sent to the "Sun"...


This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:21:47.Sent from South Africa...


This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:18:13.Sent to A.G. Jatham...


This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:13:24.Sent to Geo Morrison...


This picture was uploaded on
Saturday 27 June 2020 13:08:51.Sent to Mr. G.E. Pymn,...


See all of the latest images ...











Find this image on  The Clears, Reigate  and publisher Daily Mirror 

Image number 6540
oldreigate.com image number 6540
Share with ...

"Mining in Surrey". Unknown date. Daily Mirror.

Very few of the countless Londoners who visit Box Hill and saunter up towards Betchworth know that there is, almost beneath their feet, one of the quaintest little "mines" in this land. Week after week workmen are busily engaged in extracting from the hill the housewife's useful friend "hearthstone" which is afterwards carted away to be made into step-powder.

Workmen filling a railway truck with hearthstone to be taken to London.
Comment 1

Peter Burgess from Crawley posted this comment on Monday 17 February 2020 10:46:41.

This is the loading point from the Betchworth Hearthstone Mine onto standard gauge trucks on the private sidings of the Dorking Greystone Lime Company, near Betchworth Station. The mine closed by 1950 but was barely worked at all after WW2.



This image was uploaded on Thursday 26 December 2019 13:06:53.

Enter a comment for the website on the above picture...
(Please note that all entries are moderated so there will be a delay before your comments appear, and your address of will be remembered but not displayed.)
Your full name:
Town where you live:

Your email address:
(this will not be published on the site - see our privacy policy)
Email alerts on future comments:
Yes or No
Your comment:

For verification, type Verificationin the field to the right ->  



Website Copyright © 2002-2020 Paul Walters.
Ownership of all of the material on this website remains with the respective owners.
No part of the website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or any means,
electronic or manual, without prior permission from the website author.
Please read a statement on copyright, our privacy policy, and our cookie policy.









Latest comments

Janet Salter, Medway on Monday 22 June 2020 15:09:28.Was Homeyards grocers in...


Graham Allen, Littlehampton on Thursday 18 June 2020 20:18:32.I am 99% sure that this...


Aldene Walcott, London on Thursday 18 June 2020 01:33:55.hi my name is aldene...


Lesley James, Tiverton on Sunday 14 June 2020 23:21:58.Too early for me, too. ...


Jerry Clarke, Reigate on Thursday 04 June 2020 01:16:04.I live at no 10 smoke...


Michael Burston, Sheffield on Tuesday 02 June 2020 15:32:43.In late 1964, when I was...


Colin McDonald, Maidenhead on Tuesday 02 June 2020 12:38:41.I attended Course No.15...


Beckett Fish, Glastonbury on Thursday 28 May 2020 17:14:15.Great to hear your...


See all comments ...


Choose a theme...

Classic Turquoise Blue Gothic