Many people have asked what the big ball/tower is in the car park at Tescos on the A2 at Rainham. As you can see from the roundabout sign the site was previously occupied by Bowaters, a paper company that needed large quantities of water for their production. The roundabout was originally always known as "The Bowaters Roundabout" although often now is also called Tescos Roundabout.

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0 #4 Peter Mills 2019-02-12 16:47
Does anyone know when this water tower was built and its capacity?
Would appreciate info to
Thanks.
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0 #3 Derrick cooper 2016-12-04 10:09
I served my apprenticeship at Bowaters from 1963-1968, climbed up that tower once there was a ladder inside. You could hear the water sloshing about.
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0 #2 Andy McBride 2012-11-02 13:24
back in the days of the CB radios it was always known as the Big Blue Onion so glad it still remains a land mark to a small piece of ever diminishing Rainham the i remember as a kid
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0 #1 Andy McBride 2012-11-02 13:24
back in the days of the CB radios it was always known as the Big Blue Onion so glad it still remains a land mark to a small piece of ever diminishing Rainham the i remember as a kid
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