HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c193
39. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the widespread resentment caused by a proposal to use a sandpit adjoining the 13th century parish church at Aylesford, Kent, as an explosives area; and whether, as there are several pits outside the village equally suitable for the purpose, he will intervene so as to change the location of this particular military exercise.

Mr. Shinwell

A proposal to establish a training area in this neighbourhood was considered, but has been abandoned.