Recent work at Shorne Woods

The volunteer team have been hard at work investigating the surviving structures associated with the clayworks at Shorne Woods.

The works were open between the 1930s and the early 1960s, providing both a liquid clay slurry and freshly dug clay to local cement works at Northfleet and in the Medway Valley.

So far we have uncovered the remains of the engine shed for the site’s diesel locos, elements of the narrow gauge railway and parts of the pipework supplying water and taking away the slurry from the works. The photo above shows three of the team sitting at the end of one of the railway cuttings. Our local Young Archaeologists Club has also helped to explore these features.

We are still keen to collect both memories and photos from people who remember the site.

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