TO THE BALL CLAYS OF DEVON AND DORSET
information in this section is based on the book "The Ball
Clays of Devon and Dorset - An Introduction by the Ball Clay Heritage
Society", published by Cornish Hillside Publications (£3.99).
The following topics are covered:
1. What is Ball Clay?
2. How the Ball clay Deposits Occurred
3. The Widespread Use of Ball Clay
4. The History of Ball Clay Production
5. Ball Clay and Transport
6. How the Clay Companies Evolved
7. Ball Clay and the Environment
8. Further Reading
A seam of ball
clay being worked by Felix 'Nobby' Vallance using a pneumatic
spader in an underground mine with timber supports, c1950.