How Portland Rock and Stone is Quarried, 1940’s

Rocky outcrops. Men digging for stone by hand with pick axes. Crane. Manual work. Explosives. Explosion in rock face. Mechanical digger moves debris. Stone quarry. Large squares of stone are cut out. Chains are attached and the pieces are moved. Trucks move stone out of the quarry. They are loaded onto a sailing barge. “London” written on the boat. Machinery used to cut the stone into exact shapes. Shots of buildings and monuments made of Portland stone.

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