THE ARCHERFIELD QUARRY
Carr's Quarry
on Mortimer Rd. Acacia Ridge,
full of military equipment from WW2

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The mysterious hole in the ground at Archerfield.  You can just see the outline of the other hole, now filled in, in the right hand vee of the roads at the right side of the photograph.

Note the aircraft dispersed to the north of the quarry.

 

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An early photograph of Archerfield airfield
and the mysterious quarry

Photo taken by W. Myers and supplied by Bruce Hall

 

A few years ago I was intrigued by the news that someone had decided to pump the water out of the hole in the ground near Archerfield aerodrome.   The story was that there was lots of World War 2 equipment dumped in the hole during and after the war. I spent many a day visiting the hole and watching with interest the various pieces of equipment that were dragged out of the hole.

 

Concrete bunker at the edge of Carr's Quarry, now filled with water.

 

Carr's Quarry. Old hangars can be seen in the background

 

On 2nd October 1998, I received an e-mail from Tony Nye after he visited one of my Military Home Pages and he mentioned:-

I live near Archerfield airfield, and was involved in the project to empty the hole near South's footie club. Some interesting objects came out of there, including the canopy off a Lincoln. If you would like to have a yack about that, and aircraft in general, .......

It was this e-mail from Tony Nye that triggered my interest in starting off a home page on the mysterious quarry.

On 31 March 1999 I received my first e-mail from Chris Jamesson, who was 2nd in charge of the quarry salvage operation in 1992.

And then on 1 April 1999, I received an e-mail from Terry Kelly, who headed up the salvage operation in 1992.

There have been many stories about secret tunnels between the quarry area and Archerfield airfield.

 

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MPEG VIDEOS OF THE QUARRY SALVAGE

EARLY HISTORY OF CARR'S QUARRY

WARTIME PHOTOS OF CARR'S QUARRY

THE SALVAGE IN 1992
Carried out by Terry Kelly

SECRET TUNNELS

E-MAILS FROM CHRIS JAMESSON

CHRIS JAMESSON'S PHOTOS

E-MAILS FROM TERRY KELLY

E-MAILS FROM PETER FRENEY

TONY NYE'S PHOTOS OF THE 1992 SALVAGE

TONY NYE'S RECOLLECTIONS

SOME RECENT PHOTOS OF CARR'S QUARRY

 

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This page first produced 7 November 1998

This page last updated 04 September 2015