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The Society News Introduction to
Ball Clays
What is ball clay? The Deposits Uses of Ball Clay History Transport Clay Companies Environment Further Reading Picture Gallery Aspects of the Ball Clay Industry Publications Collections Links to
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The 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

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A seam of ball clay being worked by Felix 'Nobby' Vallance using a pneumatic spader in an underground mine with timber supports, c1950.