The Wivenhoe Sand Stone and Gravel Company, started in the early 1920s by William G Loveless, better known to locals as “Toby Loveless”. This picture was taken somewhere around 1960. Permission to show it was given by Mr. Graham Wadley.
The company has been sold and bought several times in its history, including Tilbury Roadstone and Redland Aggregates, and then Lafarge until it became part of the Tarmac Group.
For more information on the Quarry’s history, see:
- A history of Gravel Extraction in Wivenhoe given by Alex Stanmore in February 2016
- Interviews given by Bill Loveless (Mr ‘Bill’), Alan Green and Walter Wix
- Wivenhoe Sand transported to make Frinton Beach
- Photo of workers on an outing to London
Hi, i used to work at the wivenhoe plant from 1973-80,best job i ever had, i was a plant fitter & then hgv fitter, any photo’s of that time would be a joy to see… many thank’s – GRAHAM MAYHEW.