Middleton Road

Subject: Utilities and Public Services

Gallery: Up to 1970

Catalogue ref: pa563

The land surrounding the town is full of old chalk and sand pits, some of which have been subsequently used for rubbish disposal. Here the Borough refuse lorry deposits rubbish in the Middleton Road tip – formerly one of Allen’s chalk pits on the right hand side of Middleton Road (and once connected by a tunnel under the road to the Stour Navigation.)