Part III Opener for BREAK Stone Water Heart
The Work Crew from Johnson’s Quarry, a numbered array, now nameless.
Only the stone walls remain.
As the quarries deepened the grout bucket became the fastest way in and out of quarries, if you missed the end of day whistle, you would have to scramble the long slow path back up the wooden ladders and risk being late for your dinner.
A spare grout bucket was typically kept empty at quarry edge, ready to descend in the event of an accident.
This image is of Johnson’s Quarry 1960.
When I first published this blog item, there was comment that this must have been an altered image, the men had no gloves, and tinted glasses were not available until th elate 1920s. Well, no quarry man worth his salt ever worked wearing gloves, and below is the Mechanic’s Spectacles of 1912, available in any color lens
Almost make you cry…
Centered in the image below is Leonard Johnson with his full quarry crew…