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Offline Ted Ingham

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Pollution in the Swale.
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 10:47:15 »
Not sure what part of the forum to put this one.Please move if needed.

The picture was taken in the early 1980's whilst working at the SAR Flight at Manston.At the same time I also had my boat at Conyer Creek.
The Swale is Kent's hidden secret.Known for its peace and tranquillity for those who want to get away from the rat race for a few hours.Famous for its wildfowl and sea life.Pure magic.
However during this period Kemsley Mill were pouring millions of gallons of waste effluent into these tranquil waters.Whist transitting the area in a boat you went from clear water to dense black water.The pungent smell was enough to make you reach.I sent this photo to one of the national Daily's who then flew over a couple of days later and a full page photo appeared several weeks later.
It took a little while before things happened but thank god it did.It was the start of cleaner shores.


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