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Grain Town Information

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Neighbour to a power station and the UK’s second largest deepwater container port, this ancient coastal village lies on The Isle of Grain, which is no longer an island due to silting up of a local creek. Roman tiling is built into the fabric of St James' Church which has a tongue-sticker (a grotesque pagan fertility symbol) over one of its doors. Queen Victoria used Grain as a departure point for trips to Germany and ‘Port Victoria’ was built as a rail station at the end of a line from Windsor. Later Grain became synonymous with oil refining. In 1944 petrol was pumped to Allied invasion forces in France via a seabed pipeline.