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Re: Elmley Cement Works
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2010, 12:24:43 »
Thats a nice plan it works well on a GE overlay :)
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 12:11:58 »
From an article in Bygone Kent by Brian Gipps..a plan of the brick and cement works at Elmley in 1860. The drain left hand side is still shown on current OS maps. Two houses and the row of labourers cottages  can be seen at top of plan.


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Re: Elmley Cement Works
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 21:33:19 »
I ventured down here today - I don't know if anyone has explored the 'tunnel' yet but it now has a large animal trap placed in it (of the cage variety) with some long deceased pheasant as bait. The windlass is looking a bit more sorry for itself with a couple of the blades having collapsed under their own weight and now dangling somewhat eerily in the wind.

Saw Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, yellow wagtail, pied wagtail, oyster catcher, redshank, kent plover, grey heron, little egret, mallard, shoveller, rabbits and tons of hares, oh! and some odd little duck thing. Am gonna need to get the book out for. And that was just on the drive down there! First flush of painted lady and small white butterflies are about too.

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Re: Elmley Cement
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 00:00:29 »
Welcome to the forum Soapy, I hope someone will be able to help you.  I have not heard about this accident and would assume that it was reported in the local paper.  Maybe it would be worth contacting Sheerness Library or Sheerness Times Guardian.

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 23:55:25 »
Have read most that is on this site about Elmley and the cement works.  My g g grandfather worked at Elmley Cement works.  His name was John Martin b 1848.  He was married but died in 1886.  His death certificate says that he was killed instantly by a fracture of the spine in an accident whilst unloading chalk. It states that he died on 20 Feb 1886 at Elmley Cement Works. 

Does anyone know if there are any books on Elmley or the cement works.  Or does anyone know if this accident was printed in a local paper?  An inquest was held but I haven`t seen or located this yet.  Any info anyone can provide would be really great. 

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Re: Elmley Cement Works
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 16:10:19 »
Turkey Cement Works closed in 1902 causing the residents of Elmley to leave....

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Re: Elmley Cement Works
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 22:48:48 »
How to get there.
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Re: Elmley Cement Works
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 14:01:10 »
19th century cement works at Elmley Hills on the Isle of Sheppey, now largely ruinous, with structures only surviving as foundations. The main exceptions are a section of brick and concrete wall circa 2.5m high and a large concrete base containing a flue formed by a round-headed brick passage circa 0.8m high. There are possible remains of settling tanks to the North-East. The associated wharf is of brick and concrete construction with the remains of wooden landing stage at the West end. There are older cement works to the south, the remains of two buildings surviving only as concrete pads and stumps of waling, the cross-wall of a larger structure, and a ruined windpump.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 13:22:57 »
These are pics of Elmley Cement works or whats left of it.
The first two are of what I think was a Pub called The Globe.


These are just a Building or a Cottage.


Not a lot of wear on the doorstep new building or it wasn't in use for long.
Some kind of fence I think it used to be a Bridge.

The Dock and Jetty.








A strange structure maybe to do with the Lime Kilns that were there.


"A job for merc cos I aint goin in there."



This I`m pretty sure was a Lime Kiln.



Most of the buildings are just concrete with hardly any bricks.

Old Wind Pump.
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