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Timber Drying Kilns

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Established by the Ministry of Munitions for drying timber for aircraft - located at the works of 2 railway companies.

* Lancing

Opened: July 1918 Area: two-compartment kiln Management: London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company Ltd.

* Swindon

Construction started: September 1917. Opened: July 1918. Area: four-compartment kiln. Management: Great Western Railway Company Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  • Ministry of Munitions [1]