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Report - Ditton research laboratory, 50mm June 12

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by rustproofhawk, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. rustproofhawk

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    On a day down south east me and pirate stopped by here with help from space invader, we meet up with him, obscurity and st0rm inside. thanks also to morgan306 who reminded people of this place.
    once inside the place kept giving, I really enjoyed this one. most of the shots are 50mm and there are quite a few:bananapopcorn

    Ditton Research lab was originally opened by The Empire Marketing Board in 1930.

    The EMB was formed in May 1926 by the Colonial Secretary Leo Amery to promote inter-Empire trade and to persuade consumers to 'Buy Empire'. It was actually established as a substitute for tariff reform and protectionist legislation and this is why it was eventually abolished in 1933, as a system of imperial preference replaced free trade.

    The EMB had three principal aims: to support scientific research, promotion of economic analysis, and publicity for Empire trade.

    The purpose of this laboratory was to carry out experiments on the shipping of fruit across the high seas,in order to extend its life over long,seabourne journeys. This is where the "ship on land" experiment originated from.

    In 1969 the lab was incorporated into the nearby East Malling Research Station as the fruit storage section.





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    #1 rustproofhawk, Jun 3, 2012
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