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From Pickaxe to Kitchen Floor - Sand mining on the Ridge

01/10/20
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The Sandstone Ridge, throughout its length, plays host to several large caves that were excavated in the process of mining for white sand.

But what was it about this sand that once supported a chain of activity, from the miners themselves and the dangers they faced, to the people involved in selling the sand and to its use as a cleaning agent?

This is the story of white sand extraction from the mid Cheshire Ridge; from pickaxe to
kitchen floor.

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Our thanks to Nick Holmes for submitting this story to the Website.