Laying the Foundations

Tim Cooper (Author)

A pioneering regional study of one of the UK's key heavy industries in the 20th century - aggregates.

Combining archaeological fieldwork with historical research and oral testimony, Tim Cooper traces the development of the industry through the 20th century, the machinery and processes used in quarrying, issues of supply and storeage, its place in the wider industry, and perhaps most prominently its significant impact on the Trent Valley landscape.