River Medway: Industrial Legacy

Posted: April 7, 2016 in History, Kent, UK
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The Medway estuary has long been a place of Industry. originally the saltmarsh islands were used for grain farming and the crops shipped directly from the islands to London. Later there were large oil refineries (now abandoned) and 2 power stations (now in the process of being taken down).

Now the saltmarshes are just left to the wildlife and it has become a marvellous area to observe both birds and marine mammals. But the remains of that legacy linger on.

Kingsnorth Power Station - disused and in the process of being demolished

Kingsnorth Power Station – disused and in the process of being demolished

 

A boat jetty with facilities for those who couldn't wait to phone home

A boat jetty with facilities for those who couldn’t wait to phone home

The piers which linked the deep water berths of the Oil tankers to the refinery. This was once the longest pier in the world at over 2 miles long

The piers which linked the deep water berths of the Oil tankers to the refinery. This was once the longest pier in the world at over 2 miles long

 

farm buildings on the saltmarsh

farm buildings on the saltmarsh

 

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