Clayworks at Shorne

The clayworks projects at Shorne are coming to an end. We confirmed that the bank carrying our narrow gauge railways has been revetted and reinforced with a series of vertical rails set into the old concrete road. These rails held back a wall of sleepers and timbers, anchored through the bank with metal hawsers. This allowed the diesel locos on site to run along the top of the bank and for an offshott track to run out onto a metal hopper, so that trucks could drive under and take the clay away. Quite elaborate but also built in a very practical fashion.

We are backfilling these holes soon and will continue on finishing our dig on the clayworkers canteen block.

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