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Eccles is a village in the English county of Kent, part of the parish of Aylesford and in the valley of the River Medway.

Barge on the Medway proceeding towards Rochester, with Wouldham in the background.

The growth in the population is due to the presence of the Lime and Cement Works in the parish which William Peters established in the 1850s and 18

Burham was transformed following the building of Thomas Cubitt's brick and cement works in 1852-5, later the Burham Brick, Lime & Cement Co.

Aylesford is one of the largest parishes in the group and incorporates differing areas.

Royal Engineers, Bridging Battalion in camp at Wouldham, 1905.