EPW014801 ENGLAND (1926). The Associated Portland Cement Works, Houghton Regis, 1926

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Title [EPW014801] The Associated Portland Cement Works, Houghton Regis, 1926
Reference EPW014801
Date 24-March-1926
Link
Place name HOUGHTON REGIS
Parish HOUGHTON REGIS
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 501516, 223306
Longitude / Latitude -0.52441505436576, 51.898603734545
National Grid Reference TL015233

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Coal stockpile being built well ahead of the commissioning of the plant. The coal strike began in May. By the time the plant was ready to run in September, the coal was too wet to use, and extra plant had to be installed to dry it.

Dylan Moore
Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:19:07 PM
sack drying and mending shed

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:14:53 PM
"triple" slurry mixer

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:13:56 PM
course of slurry pipeline from washmills to kilns recently laid under the road

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:12:09 PM
kiln feed slurry tanks

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:10:50 PM
footpath to Puddlehill

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:08:21 PM
original chalk quarry started here and moved northwest

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:07:02 PM
original marl quarry started here

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:05:57 PM

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:03:12 PM

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:01:38 PM
170 ft brick chimney

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:00:57 PM
raw coal silo partially constructed

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:00:04 PM
foundations of four cement silos being laid out

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:56:48 AM

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:56:08 AM

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:54:48 AM

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:53:59 AM

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:53:33 AM

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Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:53:12 AM
cement mills with concrete clinker feed bins under construction

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Thursday 18th of October 2012 04:02:07 PM

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Thursday 18th of October 2012 04:00:05 PM

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Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:59:25 PM

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Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:58:56 PM
Rail link to Leighton Buzzard - Luton line

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Wednesday 4th of July 2012 01:53:34 PM

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User Comment Contributions

Another good construction photograph.

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 04:06:45 PM
The Dunstable cement plant began operation in 1926 under the ownership of the Dunstable Portland Cement Company. It was acquired by the Red Triangle Group shortly after this picture was taken, in late 1927. After the collapse of Red Triangle in 1931, it was acquired by APCM. A third kiln was installed in 1937 and a fourth in 1966. It shut down in 1971.



Here the plant is under construction. Two kilns, two clinker coolers and two cement mills can be clearly seen. The slurry pipeline from the quarry has been laid in a trench under the road, and its course is visible. The concrete clinker bins show under construction were the only clinker storage. late in the life of the plant, a "big top" store was added, and this now stands at Aberthaw.

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 04:05:29 PM