Cocking Lime works - May 2021

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Newage

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Hi all

The last day of our 3 day road trip saw us head from Portsmouth to Surrey and on the way we stopped at Cocking Lime works we also had a look at the
nearby chalk quarry, not much too see in the quarry but a couple of rusting bits of heavy plant.

Link to the history - Cocking Lime Works - Wikipedia

Be warned - the tops of the lime kilns are a death trap waiting to bite and one or two of the building are not for this world much longer.

First the Quarry...........

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Then a walk back to where we started and a look at the Lime works, nature is taking over..........

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Looking the bottom of the Kilns (they look innocent from the bottom)

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BUT....................when you get to the top they are well lets just say NOT solid, everything to the left of the KIln pit`s is rusting iron work.....

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

Cocking chalk quarry and process factory

Cheers Newage
 

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A Ruston Bucyrus RB10 face shovel - complete, in need of restoration. Any takers?
 

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The baby face shovel is cool. Must admit I had a look around Cocking about eight years ago after a visit to Shoreham cement works, and Cocking looks pretty much unchanged … is the Leyland Clydesdale tipper lorry still sitting around somewhere?
 

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It not the same shovel in the pictures above - there are 2 on site
Both are RB10s. When I was in the Royal Engineers we used one when building camps in Aden (1962-1964) to take troops displaced from newly independent east Africa. One joke was that RB1 was a shovel and RB2 a pick axe.
 
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The baby face shovel is cool. Must admit I had a look around Cocking about eight years ago after a visit to Shoreham cement works, and Cocking looks pretty much unchanged … is the Leyland Clydesdale tipper lorry still sitting around somewhere?
This is the lorry you are on about.
 

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Yep that's right - the lorry looked a bit more complete and the cab wasn't tilted when I went.
 
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