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    Hi All

    Me and Fluffy took a trip to Wenford Dries on our fly round of Cornwall.
    As well as Lead, copper, Arsenic, Uranium and tin, China clay has always been a massive industry in Cornwall and remains to this day.

    The Wenford Dries was built in the early 20th C, to dry china clay slurry, the china clay slurry was moved from the quarry some miles away by pipe line and placed in massive settling tanks at the rear of the building, this slurry was then poured in to drying tanks above long furnaces, these were fired from one end and large flue chimneys drew the hot gasses through the dryers, the dry china clay was removed from the top and moved down to the end of the building to be stored and then sent out via train.

    The building was worked right up until 2002 when it finally closed.

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    On top of the dryers





    Looking at the flue chimneys



    Looking at the massive settling ponds at the rear of the building.



    Right that will do, thanks for looking and all comments are most welcome.
    There are more pictures on my FlickR site so head over to:-

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/newage...57713471507071

    One last picture that made my smile - don`t normally like spray paint s*** but this was cool.



    Cheers Newage
    The Newage Traveller gaining entry so you don`t have to.....

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    Cool, I liked Wenford Dries when I visited a few years back - thanks for the update. There was a planning application in to convert it into holiday apartments, looks like conversion work hasn't got going so far.

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    I don't remember this day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I don't remember this day...
    You're not the original fluffy ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    You're not the original fluffy ;)
    I know :P

    I didn't realise I'd stolen someones nickname 'till I'd signed up. Sorry!

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    I did wonder when this Fluffy requested to become friends with me as I thought Fluffy was a female, so I got a little confused. I thought if you sign up to this site and enter a nicknake then the site would tell you if it has been used before.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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