EPW019215 ENGLAND (1927). The Associated Portland Cement Works, Houghton Regis, 1927

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Details

Title [EPW019215] The Associated Portland Cement Works, Houghton Regis, 1927
Reference EPW019215
Date 29-August-1927
Link
Place name HOUGHTON REGIS
Parish HOUGHTON REGIS
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 501603, 223337
Longitude / Latitude -0.52314178156726, 51.89886653144
National Grid Reference TL016233

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Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:27:32 PM
clinker stockpile

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:26:42 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:25:51 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:25:31 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:25:01 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:24:14 PM

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:23:53 PM
kiln feed slurry tanks

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Thursday 18th of October 2012 02:23:14 PM

Martin
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 10:01:27 PM

User Comment Contributions

Dunstable, with a note on clinker stocks!

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:14:48 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.



The clinker stockpile, using the pictures and the map, can be calculated to contain 40-50,000 tonnes. The capacity of the plant at this time was 120,000 tonnes per year, and it had been running for about a year. This gives some indication of the conditions under which Red Triangle was purchasing the plant from its luckless promoters.

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 03:08:21 PM