Exeter City begin their 2005/6 campaign away at Gravesend and Northfleet, who play in Northfleet. It’s a not-especially promising kind of place on the Kentish bank of the Thames, but an easy first day trip for City fans based in London. How super. But we might be able to make the day even more exciting. I know that’s hard to believe, but look:

“To: Lafarge Cement

On a visit to Northfleet last year I noticed a sign to a Cement Industry Heritage Centre. Since I will be back in the area soon, I thought I might try to take a look around. I can?t find anything relevant on the Internet, except one reference to a Blue Circle Heritage Centre.

Do you know whether the Heritage Centre exists, or did once? If so, was it attached to Blue Circle, or am I looking in the wrong place?

Thanks very much for your help

Tim H”

Dear reader: a CEMENT INDUSTRY HERITAGE CENTRE. How I hope it’s still there.

I wonder if I’ll get a reply?