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Bovey Basin 1901

Open pit, 1901, in the Bovey Basin
The 1901 picture of an open pit in the Bovey Basin is from the Watts Album. It shows a pit at the northern end of Great Plantation (later to become WBB Preston Manor Works). In this area, the highbacks were the typical method of tranport from the pit and lasted as the principle method until the 1950s
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