EAW008976 ENGLAND (1947). The Keymer Brick and Tile Works and the surrounding area, Burgess Hill, 1947. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.

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Title [EAW008976] The Keymer Brick and Tile Works and the surrounding area, Burgess Hill, 1947. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.
Reference EAW008976
Date 12-August-1947
Link
Place name BURGESS HILL
Parish BURGESS HILL
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 532376, 119119
Longitude / Latitude -0.1150273420176, 50.95573035141
National Grid Reference TQ324191

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Bedelands Farm

Alan
Tuesday 15th of December 2020 09:58:30 PM
Marne Terrace, Junction Road, Worlds End. Marne Terrace (Junction Rd) & Mons Terrace (West St) were built in the early to mid 1920's. They were named after the two 1914 Great War Battles. Later Menin Gate Terrace, (Royal George Rd) was built.

Alan
Friday 1st of May 2015 06:14:38 PM

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The Keymer Brick & Tile Works had access to and from the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) this enabled them to receive supplies in and transport goods out from the works.



During WW1 vast quantities of horses and mules were requisitioned by the army to transport weapons and supplies. The demand for hay and fodder was enormous to feed the livestock. From around 1915 these works were used by the Army Service Corps (ASC) as a Forage Depot and also staffed by the Women’ Forage Corps (WFC).



The WFC was formed in 1915 they were civilians but came under the control of the ASC and by 1917 their number had reached 8,000. The WFC were mainly based at British depots and army camps to tend the animal needs.

This Forage Depot was ideally placed next to the LBSCR Line. This line went east and served Lewes, Eastbourne & Hastings. The line branches off the main London / Brighton line just south of Wivelsfield Station. This junction is known as 'Keymer Junction'.



Once loaded with forage the train would then leave the works and head for Newhaven Docks via Lewes. At the docks the forage would be loaded onto ships to be transported over the Channel to France & Belgium.



During WW2 the works were used again but this time by the Navy for storage purposes.

Alan
Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:51:18 PM