1986 Wenford Clay Dries
The clay dries are about 100 years old. The clay is used for making paper, toothpaste, rubberboots, pills and makeup. The English China Clay firm owns Wenford Clay Dries. The clay comes from Stannon and goes though underground pipes to Wenford. Lorries come from St Austell and takes the clay to ships at Fowey. There are around 30 men who work at Wenford.But only 10 men work at the same time because there are 4 shifts. English China Clay firm is the biggest firm producing clay in the world. Before the clay is brought to Wenford it is bleached. The liquid clay is allowed to settle and then it is filtered, pressed and dried in a rotary drier until 90% of the water is removed.They take out over a million litres of water a day.
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