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Buriton’s Refuse Tip

By 10th February 2015History Stories

Roger Moon of Clanfield has recently provided us with a panoramic photograph taken from the top of Buriton’s refuse tip in the late 1980s. The view looks over Petersfield to the north and along the downs to the east.

Roger started working at the tip in January 1961 (only a few months after the tip had been opened) and retired in September 1993 – with the tip closing on the same day.

In its heyday dust carts had brought refuse from many parts of east Hampshire to the site along Kiln Lane, Buriton.

When Roger had started work the chalk face of the old quarry was huge, towering above the site. Gradually the whole site was filed in and today vegetation has almost completely disguised the site.

Please let us know if you have any other information or memories about this short chapter in Buriton’s history.