Saturday, 12 March 2011

W T Henley/ A.E.I cable works.

After visiting the air raid shelter I decided it was time to go and have a look around the cable works. It was a good explore and made for some good pictures. A very enjoyable day and a good way to finish the road trip.

Some history about the place:
In October it was announced that one of the last manufacturing companies based by the River Thames in Northfleet, Henleys/AEI, would be moving it's remaining operations to a new site in Sandwich after more than 100 years in the town.
Cable making finished in Northfleet a couple of years ago but one division of the company continued to make specialist compounds (used to cover cables). Some of the last submarine cables manufactured at the plant were used on the Kentish Flats wind farm project in the Thames Estuary off the North Kent Coast.

Thanks for looking.

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