Moneystone Quarry, Whiston - October 2011
Moneystone Quarry has been quarried by the Sibelco Group since the late 1960's for silica sands, mainly for the production of container glass and ceramics.
All quarrying finally came to a stop on the 30th of September 2011 after a planning application to extend the quarry further was rejected.
Laver Leisure purchased the 420 acre site to develop a new £50 million leisure complex with adventure and water sport facilities along with 150 self catering lodges.
This was a nice explore, lots of ladders for climbing and huge process machinery. All to be seen whilst dodging the demolition contractors. I visited a couple of times after this visit, but never really took many photos.
As of September 2014 this site is now mostly empty apart from a small portion that is still live.