Kent Archaeological Review 1966 – Operation Gaspipe (Phase 1) by B. J. Philp

Emergency Sub-Committee

The five-month watch on the SEGB new Outer London main during 1965 was richly rewarded by the discovery of a whole crop of previously unrecorded archaeological sites (for details see Newsletters Numbers 2 and Newsletter Number 3). Hence when it became known that another main was to pass right across West Kent during 1966 immediate plans were made to ensure that the route was closely watched for its entire length of more than 50 miles. The WKBAG agreed to watch the western section and the Otford Group promised to cover the central section. The eastern section, as far as the Isle of Grain, is to be patrolled by members of the Lower Medway Group.

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