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photoblog image Just a Sand Washing Plant at Sunset

Just a Sand Washing Plant at Sunset

Sand has been taken from the Sefton Coast for many years and put to use in many industries. Just to the north of Southport, just by the Marshside RSPB reserve, was a sand washing plant where sand taken from the Horse Bank off Southport was washed and then distributed to industry, Southport sand has exceptional qualities for the foundry trade and for polishing glass.

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, the company operating this facility ceased trading in 2007 and the plant has now been dismantled and is possibly reverting to nature. So this sight can never be seen on the Southport Coast again.

Just a Sand Washing Plant at Sunset

Sand has been taken from the Sefton Coast for many years and put to use in many industries. Just to the north of Southport, just by the Marshside RSPB reserve, was a sand washing plant where sand taken from the Horse Bank off Southport was washed and then distributed to industry, Southport sand has exceptional qualities for the foundry trade and for polishing glass.

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, the company operating this facility ceased trading in 2007 and the plant has now been dismantled and is possibly reverting to nature. So this sight can never be seen on the Southport Coast again.

comments (8)

Stunning photo !
Les Auld: Thanks, ppreciate your stopping by and commenting.
You've captured it perfectly Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Bridge, I do like sillouettes against the sunset.
Another lovely shot Les, love the bird sitting on the top.
Les Auld: The bird was pure luck, thanks for the comment.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 28 Jul 2007, 12:48
Real beauty of a shot Les. Industial and sunset, what more can one ask. Very many regards, Neil.
Les Auld: Thanks Neil, appreciate the comment, a pity the site has gone in some ways, just gld I was able to record it in some way before it went.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Jul 2007, 15:07
Perfectly captured, Les!!!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie.
Another good sunset. I like the industrial theme!
Les Auld: Thanks martin.
  • Alistair
  • visiting the land of the Trolls
  • 28 Jul 2007, 20:59
Powerful image Les, just sows there are images in the most unlikely places. Great sunset as well.
Les Auld: True, theer are images everywher if we just open our eyes. Thanks Alistair.
Absolutely lovely. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: appreciate the comment David, I'll never be able to take this view again now the plant has been dismantled.

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