Quarry Faces: the Story of Mendip Stone is now available. The book tells the story of quarrying in the Mendips, with special emphasis on the area’s nationally important roadstone industry. It traces the history of that industry from 1865, when the first mechanically crushed stone left the Mendips by rail, to the present day. See full story for a list of outlets.
It has 328 pages in full colour and contains over 400 illustrations, including many historic photographs. Produced by the Quarry Faces community heritage project, it has drawn much of the information included from local people across the Mendips, who have provided a large number of previously unpublished images which document the industry over the past 150 years.
It is available from the following shops, price £19.50: