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125 Years of Quarrying

Thursday 14th July

10am - 4pm

In 1891, a group of  businessmen led by John Wainwright decided to take advantage of  the high-quality basalt rock available for quarrying in the Mendips.

Thus J.Wainwright & Company was born, and has grown ever since.

Now, a new book written by celebrated historian Robin Thornes, charts the company’s development over the last 125 years.

It’s a tale of  commercial adventure, bold investment and entrepreneurial derring-do.

But more importantly, it’s a story about a close-knit family business, which retains its core values to this day.

Come along and celebrate Wainwright’s story. It’s been a long time in the making.


Exhibit open to the public on Thursday 14th July, 10-4pm




Admission FREE.

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