Chiltern Society PhotoGroup

Close by Chinnor village, this factory was built in the 1920's to produce cement. In the 1940's workers cycled from Haddenham, Princes Risborough and the neighbouring villages to make up a work force of 140 at Chinnor. This 178-acre site was closed at Christmas 2000 as the chimney emission levels were unacceptable, and the cost of upgrading the systems too high.
Author: M Bowker