EPW019208 ENGLAND (1927). The Associated Portland Cement Works and environs, Houghton Regis, 1927

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Details

Title [EPW019208] The Associated Portland Cement Works and environs, Houghton Regis, 1927
Reference EPW019208
Date 29-August-1927
Link
Place name HOUGHTON REGIS
Parish HOUGHTON REGIS
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 501617, 223336
Longitude / Latitude -0.52293865135965, 51.89885498919
National Grid Reference TL016233

Pins

This pair of houses was inhabited for most of the 20th century by the Jones families. Will and sister Milly on the right, Sid and wife Sarah on the left. Ther were others.

Jim
Tuesday 25th of August 2015 10:07:39 PM
Where I was born in 1947.

Jim
Tuesday 25th of August 2015 10:04:24 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:38:38 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:38:12 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:37:28 PM

User Comment Contributions

Good view of the chalk reserves.

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:46:35 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.



This view shows the expanse of chalk land as far as the A5 (dark line) that was subsequently quarried away for Grey Chalk and Chalk Marl. The sloping edge of the chalk escarpment can be seen in the top right corner. In the later years of the plant, chalk was also dug at Sewell, beyond the A5, and pumped as slurry to the plant in a pipeline that ran above the A5 cutting.

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:44:34 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.

Dylan Moore
Wednesday 17th of October 2012 03:08:52 PM