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4th August 2016 at 12:23 #297

Chris Bennett

Mill Aylesford Paper Mills
Address New Hythe, Kent,
Nat Grid Location TQ 712600
Companies A. E. Reed; Reed International; Aylesford Newsprint; SCA
English Mill Excise No ND
Status Shut during 1970 to 2015
Est. Papermaking Start Date 1922
Date Closed 2015
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19th June 2017 at 14:02 #729

Chris Bennett

Photo of visit to West Mill Deinking operation 1979. Courtesy Peter Preston.

B&W 170 x 213 mm. In picture:

Peter Preston (West Mill Senior Process Chemist)

Ron De Gray (General Manager Aylesford Paper Mills)

John Martin (West Mill Stock Preparation)

Sir Alex Jarrett (Chairman Reed International)

Back shows photographers stamp, names and date.

7th November 2017 at 09:50 #799

Chris Bennett

Aylesford Site was fairly self contained with Medical Services, Canteens and a bank among many others.

Details on the bank are given at:


Title: 11 -83-50 Aylesford Paper Mills Type: Sub to 11-83-50 Maidstone
Address: Aylesford Paper Mills Maidstone Kent
Index Number and District: 418 London
Hours: Mon Thu and Fri 12 noon to 2.30pm No Saturday Service
Telephone: Maidstone 77777 x427 Services: No Nightsafe
Manager: Mr T J W Ivey Manager (Maidstone)
1958 opened by Martins Bank Limited
15 December 1969 7 April 2000 Barclays Bank Limited
20-54-10 Maidstone High Street
Currently Closed
This area has been redeveloped

8th November 2017 at 22:28 #807

Chris Bennett

Memories of Aylesford Paper Mills

I the spirit of the forum, here are some of my memories of Aylesford in the period 1974-1981 when I worked in the Technical Dept. and in the Production Dept. running the water system. It was a period of financial pressure causing great change: from 9 machines down to 4 and the work-force from 2000 to 900.
Still it was a great learning experience.

16th July 2018 at 11:27 #849

Chris Bennett

West Mill Boiler HouseIn 1980 I presented a paper to a PITA conference entitled “Effluent Treatment in the Real World” for which I used a number of slides.

Copies are in the pdf attached.

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