One of the main industries in
Thurrock was Cement, due to the chalk of the Thames valley. The far west
of Grays was home to Blue Circle and Tunnel Cement. Just over the railway
line was Blue Circle's Wouldham Works. Now a housing estate, back then it
was an extensive site, with factories caked in decades of cement. On quiet
Sunday afternoons you could wander around in there without seeing a
Notice the decades of cement dust
caking onto the pipes and cables, giving everything a creepy "organic"
look. The first picture is the view of Wouldham Works from Grays
The first two photos below are
accidental stereo. Freeview the left over the right for 3D.