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Offline nigel n

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Eldon Hill quarry
« on: July 24, 2020, 11:53:13 am »
There a digger working on the entrance track to the quarry at the moment.  Anyone know what's going on?

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 04:50:20 pm »
Sorting the deep potholes and 'moat' out on the lane ahead of some filming in the quarry. DCA are working up there on some shafts for the farmer, so I've been passed the digger and driver a few times. Done a good job of the track.
I have no idea what they will be filming there, but maybe give the quarry caves a miss for a week or two.

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 09:15:10 am »
Thought it might be a TSG dig!

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 07:24:09 pm »
We're digging from the Chapel with The Mole, so we'll come out there, not go in ;)

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 09:38:47 pm »
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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 09:47:53 pm »
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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 11:58:46 pm »
Do you think we could get a digger up to longcliffe?

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 12:46:04 pm »
I'm keen to hear from anyone passing Eldon Quarry this week if it looks like they are still filming up there. Got a DCA job about to start nearby but they are obviously taking over the parking.
Let me know when you passed and if there were vehicles or signs there please. Ta!

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 09:54:56 am »
Having stopped in peak last week i hear that eldon quarry is to be used for base jumping .

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 10:05:09 am »
Doesn't seem like the most sensible location for that ...

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 10:13:39 am »
The Quarry and the Peak Forest to Sparrowpit back road will be shut from 10th August to 10th September.
They are working in the quarry right now, so assume trips to sites there are out until Sept 10th. Access to Eldon Hole might be affected as the road is shut.

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 10:21:51 pm »
It has now been confirmed that the quarry is shut to cavers from now until early September due to a permit for exclusive access for a filming company. Please avoid all caves in the quarry until the filming is complete. There is 24 hour security on site.

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2020, 10:31:02 pm »
the Peak Forest to Sparrowpit back road

Do you mean the road that comes out at Perryfoot, opposite the car park for P8?
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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2020, 10:34:53 pm »
Yes, that is second hand info from Peak Travel Watch Facebook but DCA has received formal notification of the quarry being closed for exclusive use to the film crew at 3pm today.

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2020, 06:56:42 pm »
Thanks for posting this.. i had just commented on an older post regarding side track and was about to start another thread here, wondering what was going on in the quarry and how access was affected. Good to know it's not a permanent access ban.

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2020, 09:30:53 pm »
According to the Buxton weather website it is being used for filming the next series of 'unforgotten'. Which I think is an itv crime drama?

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2020, 10:05:49 pm »
I reckon it's more likely to be a giant manufacturing operation disguised as an ITV crime drama. I mean, how long does it take to film one scene? Four weeks?!  :shrug:

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2020, 10:16:30 pm »
Some of the actors are probably really plasticene models with the action being shot one frame at a time.
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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2020, 11:53:59 pm »
Judging by the news tonight, that may well be the only form of acting left soon :(

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2020, 09:24:08 am »
I wonder how their marquees and tents fared after last night's epic thunderstorm? Night-time security guard must have had a hell of a shift!
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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2020, 10:00:38 am »
Generally get a block booking for something that will be filmed sometime during that period, so they can allow for weather / other scenes etc. Unless they have turned it into an outdoor studio...

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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2020, 07:29:42 pm »
I reckon it's more likely to be a giant manufacturing operation disguised as an ITV crime drama. I mean, how long does it take to film one scene? Four weeks?!  :shrug:

I once performed in a promotional film for a mining company. It took three solid days to make. The running time was twelve minutes. I was told this was a good rate of production!


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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2020, 09:07:47 pm »
Yes, there is an immense amount of faff involved in filming stuff - having been an extra on a few things, I know from experience most of the time on set you'll be sat around waiting, though on everything I was on the food was really good!
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Re: Eldon Hill quarry
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2020, 11:58:46 am »
A friend of mine has made a very good career out of set-building and general labouring for endless crime drama series like Violent Shitness. I think they were on about Series #79 at lockdown, and he has a nice house on the south coast already, so maybe coronavirus does bring some benefits.

 

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