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Mining and ore extraction in Northfleet.
John Cubitt Gostling was owner of a Thames-side Cement Works,
Due to quarrying disputes at Frindsbury, Gostling barged 1,021 tons of chalk from his other quarries between 30th November 1893 and 7th February 1894. (There is a possibility that he was forced to do this owing to a fire on 22nd June 1893 which destroyed three-quarters of the Medway works.)
1895 the works were purchased by John Bazely White and Brothers. Ltd., owners of the giant Swanscombe Works on the Thames.
1900 Acquired by Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers.