Tarmac’s Swinden Quarry, near Grassington in Yorkshire, has shown its support to the local community by sponsoring a miner’s bouse cart as part of the village’s Grassington in Bloom initiative.
The quarry donated £300 towards the purchase of the cart, which is situated on Hebden Road, in Grassington. The miner’s cart – a replica of a cart that was used for removing bouse (ore) from mines – was commissioned by a local horticultural enthusiast who wanted a new planter, reflecting the historic local industry of lead mining in the area.
Grassington in Bloom is run by volunteers who undertake light work around the village, sweeping, tidying, and planting bedding flowers during the spring and summer months.
Diane Mackridge, chair of Grassington in Bloom, said: “We are very much appreciative of Tarmac’s kind donation. We hope residents of the village and visitors enjoy seeing the different displays we have planned for the cart over the coming seasons.”
Steve Curtin, area operations manager covering Yorkshire, said: “We are pleased to support Grassington in Bloom with this donation. It is great to see the community taking pride in the area where they live, making it even more appealing for residents and visitors alike.”