EPW006574 ENGLAND (1921). T.W. Ward Ltd Shipbreakers Yard and the Railway Sleepers Wharf Timber Yard, Grays, 1921

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Details

Title [EPW006574] T.W. Ward Ltd Shipbreakers Yard and the Railway Sleepers Wharf Timber Yard, Grays, 1921
Reference EPW006574
Date 7-June-1921
Link
Place name GRAYS
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 561047, 177593
Longitude / Latitude 0.31917370721853, 51.473858589329
National Grid Reference TQ610776

Pins

operating chamber kilns

Dylan Moore
Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:24:07 PM
Grays (Brooks) cement plant

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 04:14:13 PM

User Comment Contributions

Unfortunately only one of this set of seven pictures includes a view of the west side, and here we see at least a small part of the Grays cement plant (also known as Brooks Works or Anchor Works). The plant was started in 1871 by Brooks, Shoobridge & Co, was merged into Hilton, Anderson Brooks & Co in 1893, and became part of APCM in 1900.



The picture shows a few units of the long bank of chamber kilns, and confirms that the plant was still operating, although it probably shut down in 1922. A number of decrepit old plants were revived during 1919-1922 in anticipation of what turned out to be a very short post-war boom. An number of Thames sailing barges can be seen heading for it, presumably bringing clay from Cliffe Marshes or the Medway.

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 04:32:18 PM