We are busy learning about quarrying so where better to go than Hillhead 2022? This is one of the largest exhibitions of quarrying, construction and recycling equipment and ancillary products. It has lots of equipment on display and live demonstrations of it.  I had a chat with the staff on the Archaeological Research Services Ltd – they have been involved in a lot of archaeology in quarries and had some of their finds on display. These included musket balls, roman pottery and pre-historic flint tools all of which were found in Derbyshire quarries. They were almost as excited about the new museum as we are and we look forward to working together as part of that project.

The images are of the view down to the quarry floor where most of the exhibitors are based.

Looking down into a quarry filled with rows of white exhibition tents and some bright coloured quarry equipment. The sky is a bright blue and in the distance you can see the dark quarry face.
Looking down into a quarry where there are rows of brightly coloured quarry equipment including excavators on the loose stone at the right hand side of the quarry face. The sky is bright blue.