Eccleston Delph Quarry. Also known as Eccy Delph, The Delph. LOG A DIVE . Water. Quarry (Fresh water) Features. Wreck, Wall. Depth. ... Nearby Photos. Stats for this ...
Apr 08, 1995 · Eccleston Delph has been known as the Eccy Delph, or Hurst House Delph for the last century, and was mined by 12 local quarrymen producing stone for Blackpool Promenade and thin slates to cover the local barns and roofs. The Family of "Hurst" who originally owned and worked the Quarry, were well known in the area as Mr Hurst was Chairman of the ...
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Eccleston Quarry is a mile south of Eccleston, Lancashire. It is also called Eccleston Delph and Eccy Delph (pronounced "ekky"). It is an old stone quarry that flooded. It is a popular site for scuba diving. Visibility is generally very poor and ropes have been strung between each underwater 'feature' to aid navigation, since traditional ...
Frederick Marsh ran the quarry from 1930 until his death in 1934, when his wife Freda took over. Freda Marsh ran the quarry from 1934 to 1940/41. Stone quarried at the time was used to build the Tarleton by-pass, between Banks and Tarleton. View of the quarry in the 1930's. Quarry worker 1930's. The Delph 1930's. The Delph 1930's
Eccleston Delph - Home - Eccleston Delph. WE ARE OPEN FOR DIVERS, SWIMMERS & CAFE CUSTOMERS ONLY. WE ARE UNABLE TO ALLOW WALKING AROUND OR FISH FEEDING THE SITE AT THIS TIME. BIKER NIGHT WILL RETURN 22nd JUNE (pending any further government advice) PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE UPDATED RULES BEFORE VISITING. You are here: Home.
Reader Reviews: Dive Site: Eccleston Delph Quarry. Location: Halfpenny Lane, Eccleston, Nr Chorley, Lancashire PR7 5PR. Description: Inland quarry / training site. Depth: 22 metres max (72 feet) Visibility: 2 metres (6 feet) Rating: ***. This site is still up-and-coming and cheaper and nearer than Capenwray for training from Manchester and Leeds.
48ft Cruiser - Sitting at 15 metres. Transit Van, Sitting at 12 metres. Shots 360 Aircraft cockpit. Mini Cave, Sitting at 3 metres. Gnome garden, Sitting at 3 metres. Two speed boats, Sitting at 10 metres. Two 20ft containers, Sitting at 8 metres. Playground, great fun and very amusing - Sitting at 6 metres.
A few photographs of the type of things seen underwater. Thanks to Daniel G. Smith for providing the images.
The Delph in Eccleston was making a splash even before it was a Scuba Diving Training Centre. It was where the Handless Corpse body was dumped and the scene for an attempted murder in 2007, too.