GALLERY: Take a peek back through time at Erith quarry site

PUBLISHED: 14:52 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:58 24 November 2016

Aerial view of Erith quarry in the 1960s

Aerial view of Erith quarry in the 1960s


The quarry will soon be home to a new housing development

Historians have unearthed pictures of Erith quarry before it was filled in the 1930s.

The site, which will soon have 600 homes built on it, was used as a sand and loam pit.

Now, the current developers are looking for local people to share their memories of the area, as it gears up to sell its first homes in spring next year.

To showcase the story of The Quarry’s past, present and future, developers L&Q are appealing for photographers, artists and residents with a story to tell to come forward and help create an artwork display on the hoardings around the site.

Erith historians Kenneth Chamberlain and Martin Barnes remember the quarry from their teenager years, and have already provided a number of photographs.

“We’re really excited to hear back from local artists who can help us create a wonderful tribute to the area” said Christine Shea, regional sales director at L&Q.

“The Quarry has played such an important part in the lives of local people for so many years and we hope to bring its history back to life and to celebrate the exciting future that lays ahead.”

To send in your pictures or artwork, contact, a grant will be made available to the selected artist.

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