This area was a brickworks and then a gravel quarry.
In the 1950’s it became an unregulated dump. Everything from radioactive paint to barrels of solvents lie just below the surface. Locals say that if the gasses brewing below the ground were to ignite, half of Scarborough would go with it.
Nowadays, it has great expanses of meadow and this attracts butterflies.
Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in butterfly identification.
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller