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This account of the operation of the Hoptonwood-Stone quarry at Main Street Middleton-by-Wirksworth is in the collection of the current operators of the site, OMYA UK Ltd, and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

The account has no accredited author and may not be complete.  The description of the milling process apparently being curtailed.

Judging by the references to the great war and the war graves commission work undertaken by the Hopton-Wood Stone Firms Ltd the account was written sometime around 1926.

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