Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Lafarge Aggregates (Marlow)

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51°35'02"-00°44'07" show decimal

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Lafarge Aggregates (Marlow)
Coldmoorholme Lane, Spade Oak, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Formerly known as Folley Brothers Gravel Pit

The former pit in the area was originally opened in 1966 by Folley Brothers, and the the time of filming for 'Ambassadors' was a fully operational gravel extraction enterprise. However, towards the end of the 90s current owners Lafarge Aggregates agreed with Little Marlow Parish council to turn the area around Spade Oak Lake into a nature reserve.

How to get here:

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Rail: Bourne End - From the station, walk west to the Thames path, and then follow this until you reach Spade Oak Farm; you can cross the railway here onto Coldmoorholme Lane, and then follow the road until you reach the the public footpath into Spade Oak Nature Reserve (opposite Enid Blyton's cottage Old Thatch). Walk anti-clockwise along the path around the lake until you reach Lafarge Aggregate's entrance. +

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Road: A404 - Follow the A404 until you reach the turnoff for Marlow; take the roundabout exit east towards Little Marlow, and follow the A4155 (Marlow Road) until you reach Coldmoorholme Lane just past a mini-roundabout. Following the road down you will eventually reach a car park. Parking: free. From here walk back along Coldmoorholme Lane to the public footpath into Spade Oak Nature Reserve (opposite Enid Blyton's cottage Old Thatch). Walk anti-clockwise along the path around the lake until you reach Lafarge Aggregate's entrance. +

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableLafarge Aggregates

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Photograph taken: 25th June 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Ambassadors of Death (3)
Screen Shot

The Ambassadors of Death
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Jan 1970
Reegan disposes of his henchmen's bodies at a gravel pit.

 

Additional Notes:

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As the gravel pit is private property, the equipment can only be seen from the road outside the main gates.

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredLakeside

Photo

Photograph taken: 25th June 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Ambassadors of Death (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Jan 1970
Reegan's van drives into a quarry.

 

Additional Notes:

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The quarry lakes seen on screen have now become part of a nature reserve; the photo shows the view of the quarry works from across the lake.

Where to walk to next?

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Little Marlow Sewage Treatment Works (The Ambassadors of Death). Follow the public footpath west towards Little Marlow; when you reach the end of the path onto The Moor, turn left and walk down to the crossroads - the sewage treatment works is at the end of the right-hand road.

Other nearby locations:

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Dropmore House (Day of the Daleks). Road (4.4 miles, 19m) : Head along Coldmoorholme Lane to the end, then turn right onto Marlow Road (A4155). Follow it into Wooburn, then bear right along The Parade and Station Road, and this will lead onto Hedsor Road. Continue along here as it bears left, then turn right onto Bourne End Road. At the end, turn left onto Heathfield Road. The entrance to the estate is on the right, and then follow this to the house. Access and parking: unknown.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Gossmore Lane (The Ambassadors of Death): 1.57 miles.

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Wycombe Air Park (The Ambassadors of Death, The Deadly Assassin): 3.37 miles.

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Tithe Barn (The Visitation): 4.03 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Little Marlow Online

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High Wycomble Council - Details on plans for development of the Little Marlow area.

Related Stories

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The Ambassadors of Death [23 Jan 1970]

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