Cement

1934, Newport (Isle of Wight)

The processes involved in making cement at the West Medina Cement Works on the Isle of Wight.

Documentary. Making cement for Blue Circle Cement company at the West Medina Cement Works on the Isle of Wight. Footage of the clay fields and chalk quarries, blasting operations, coal and gas retorts, mills, the silos, kiln, clinker being ground into cement, testing for calcium content and crush testing, packing and transport.

Keywords

Cement; Industrial railways

Background Information

The cement works closed down shortly after the film was made.

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