EPW027526 ENGLAND (1929). The Thurrock Chalk Quarries and the Metropolitan Cement Works, West Thurrock, 1929

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Details

Title [EPW027526] The Thurrock Chalk Quarries and the Metropolitan Cement Works, West Thurrock, 1929
Reference EPW027526
Date 17-June-1929
Link
Place name WEST THURROCK
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 557213, 178012
Longitude / Latitude 0.26419520494616, 51.478702029502
National Grid Reference TQ572780

Pins

Much later (1937) site of the Metropolitan cement plant

Dylan Moore
Monday 22nd of October 2012 08:56:32 PM
Lafarge Calcium Aluminate Cement Plant

Dylan Moore
Monday 22nd of October 2012 08:54:14 PM
hand quarrying

Dylan Moore
Monday 22nd of October 2012 08:53:25 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Metropolitan cement plant started in 1937. The quarry was operated by the Thurrock Chalk and Whiting Co. The visible quarry face is being worked by "milling", whereby workers in bosuns' chairs chip away chalk with chisel bars, causing it to fall into chutes at the bottom of the face, where it is directed into rail trucks.

Dylan Moore
Monday 22nd of October 2012 09:01:57 PM