EPW057986 ENGLAND (1938). Orchard and Joyce Green Infectious Diseases Hospitals, Dartford Marshes, 1938

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Title [EPW057986] Orchard and Joyce Green Infectious Diseases Hospitals, Dartford Marshes, 1938
Reference EPW057986
Date 17-July-1938
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Place name DARTFORD MARSHES
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District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 554552, 176310
Longitude / Latitude 0.22515810987434, 51.464141659622
National Grid Reference TQ546763

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Water Tower @ TQ 54749 76177

Ferrers
Wednesday 3rd of March 2021 08:20:40 PM
The photograph here: http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=8541.0 shows that during WW1, hangars and other service buildings for RFC / RAF Joyce Green were clustered around the Long Reach Tavern.

Kentishman
Monday 25th of January 2016 09:53:28 PM
See also EPW001410 for a 1920 image of the airfield buildings and the Long Reach Tavern.

Kentishman
Sunday 4th of September 2016 10:55:53 AM

Kentishman
Friday 22nd of January 2016 10:47:23 AM
Thames Ammunition Company works, see also image EAW048379 for the works while flooded in 1953. http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Hugh_Gorham_Ticehurst http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2754.0 Adjacent to these works was the Trench Warfare Filing factory, erected in 1915 to make munitions for 2 inch and 6 inch mortars and managed by Thames Ammunition Co. http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Trench_Warfare_Filling_Factories After the end of WW1, the factory was used for decommissioning munitions. A tragic consequence was that on the 19th February 1924, while dismantling stocks of Verey light cartridges, 11 young women and a male forman were killed in an explosion and fire. Questions were subsequently asked in Parliament as to why W V Gilbert Ltd, who was undertaking the work, did not comply with the Explosives Act, which would have limited the personnel within a building to a maximum of 3? http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1924/feb/20/munition-factory-explosion-slades-green#S5CV0169P0_19240220_HOC_302 http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1924/feb/21/munition-factory-explosion-slades-green#S5CV0169P0_19240221_HOC_283 http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written_answers/1924/feb/25/munition-factory-explosion-slade-green#S5CV0170P0_19240225_CWA_217 http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1924/mar/06/ammunition-breaking-down-factories#S5CV0170P0_19240306_HOC_91

Kentishman
Friday 22nd of January 2016 10:42:30 AM

Kentishman
Friday 22nd of January 2016 09:35:19 AM

Kentishman
Friday 22nd of January 2016 09:33:31 AM
From 1916 to 1919, Orchard hospital was the Dartford Australian Auxiliary Hospital for the treatment of wounded soldiers.

Kentishman
Thursday 21st of January 2016 08:42:38 PM
Site of RFC/RAF Joyce Green.

Kentishwolf
Tuesday 7th of July 2015 07:42:53 PM
The main buildings were clustered around the Long Reach Tavern which was off this image, over to the right. See image EPW001410 for these as at 1920.

Kentishman
Monday 5th of September 2016 08:32:54 AM
Hospital tramway (closed in 1936).

dadave
Monday 26th of August 2013 12:49:03 AM

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The site of RFC/RAF Joyce Green. WW1 airfield.

Kentishwolf
Tuesday 7th of July 2015 07:41:29 PM