Stoneyford, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

Stoneyford lies north of Lisburn. During the Second World War, it was an area mined for materials used in Air Raid Shelter construction.


Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

Royal Engineers Quarrying in 1942

On 2nd January 1942, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed soldiers of 853rd Quarrying Company, Royal Engineers at work at the White Mountain Quarry, Stoneyford, Co. Antrim. From here they produced crushed stone and road metal for the construction of Air Raid Shelters.