SK1039 : JCB factory from a distance, 1970

taken 48 years ago, near to Rocester, Staffordshire, Great Britain

JCB factory from a distance, 1970
JCB factory from a distance, 1970
This scanned slide shows a view of the JCB factory at Rocester about 1970. They had already constructed a lake of their own, visible in the centre of the picture. Since then there have been more major landscaping operations, and a new road. However the airfield for the company jets did not come to fruition.

Even in 1970 the factory had grown larger than the local village, which had previous claims to fame for a Roman building and an early Arkwright Mill.
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Date Taken
August 1970   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 104 395 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.2153N 1:50.7900W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 128 404
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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