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Mitcheldean and the Cement Works.

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Cement was made at this quarry, West of Mitcheldean, from about 1894 to about 1919 by The Forest Portland Cement Co. In 1912 about 60 tons per day were sent out by rail (1).
Thanks to "zhipbadger" who added (April 2008): "There is still a large retaining wall at the back of the works made by stacking bags of cement on top of each other. You can still see the weave of the sack bags in the resulting hard lumps of cement left after the bags had rotten away years ago. Please ask permission to visit the site as it is private property".

1 The Industrial History of Dean - 1971 - Cyril Hart

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