Plans for a quarry in Barton-in-Fabis

It appears that there are plans for a quarry in Barton-in-Fabis:
Consultation on the mineral plan is set to take place until July 11th 2014.

Information panels relating to the consultation will be on display during the consultation period at Clifton Library between Friday 23rd May and Tuesday 10th June. Officers from the County Council will be on hand from 12.00-14.00 on Tuesday 27th May.

Register on the website here: http://nottinghamshire.jdi-consult.net/localplan/index.php to make your opinion about this known to the council.

If you have any doubts about the value of this area to wildlife, take a look at: http://www.cliftongrovebirds.co.uk

 

Consultation on the mineral plan is set to take place until July 11
Read more at http://www.nottinghampost.com/Plans-quarry-Barton-Fabis-spark-anger/story-21115466-detail/story.html#e2GI5xWIhJTBfo8y.99
Consultation on the mineral plan is set to take place until July 11
Read more at http://www.nottinghampost.com/Plans-quarry-Barton-Fabis-spark-anger/story-21115466-detail/story.html#e2GI5xWIhJTBfo8y.99

The history of Barton Ferry

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In Victorian times visitors came to Barton in Fabis from Attenborough via the Barton Ferry which, as indicated on Chapman’s Map of Nottinghamshire, operated from 1774 up until the early 1960s. The village used to be a quaker village, and was known for its tea houses and (despite the abstinence of quakers), the villagers’ home made cider.

I heard tell of a shire horse stallion being transported across the river from Barton to cover the mares on the Attenborough side of the river when horses were still being used to work the land on farms in the area.

This fascinating post tells of a conversation a visitor had with farmer Harry  Plowright who, up until the early 1970s still used Shire Horses on his farm instead of a tractor. The Plowright family were responsible for breeding the Shire horses for the local Shipstones brewery and won awards at the annual ploughing competitions for ploughing with a pair of horses.

The exact location of the old Barton Ferry?

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Chapman’s Map of Nottinghamshire, 1774, showing Barton in Fabis

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