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Report - Motspur Park Gas Holders

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Pearsonia, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Pearsonia

    Pearsonia Planning's Everything
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    I've lived near these huge structures my entire life. They tower over the flat landscape and cast a huge shadow over the neighboring park.
    As with many of these structures very little information was available. The largest of the three has been at the site for around 45-50 years, with the second largest having been built around 40 years ago, along with the smallest of the three. All three of the holders are inactive and have been for well over a decade. The site is owned by Southern Gas Networks, as shown on the warning signs.

    The site was fairly well secured. A wide river stands in the way of anyone who did not do a research trip.

    Once inside, there is not much to be seen on ground level, other than some old electrical buildings and graffiti.

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    The gas holder was fairly easy to access. The very aged anti climb measures stood weak:
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    A long way up (Second tallest holder)
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    Image of the smallest gas holder's ladder:
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  2. GRONK

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    Good report mate. :)
    You wouldn't get me up one of them.
     
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    Good effort :thumb
     
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    Nice one mate. Enjoyed that.
     
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  5. Pearsonia

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    Thanks guys. I know it's not the best report (I used my phone) but I had to do something!
    I'll certainty be making more, especially once I get a better camera.
     
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  6. Ojay

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    It's about getting out and stuck in, pics are just a bonus really, stick at it and look forward to seeing more phone pics if that's what it takes, this is an exploring forum not a photatoe forum
     
  7. GAJ

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    Good stuff & always nice to see more gas being done :thumb

    Quite a fun set to do this once you've worked out how to avoid the brook & brambles ;)

    Someone bring a dinghy along though as it's ripe for that (never did a revisit) :D
     
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  8. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice short post. Also nice to see someones phone that has the ability to take viewable pics for a change on here ;) i was begining to think only mine worked lol

    Wish i could hang off with one hand with my shoulder :(
     
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  9. Pearsonia

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    Indeed, it wasn't hard to access, it just took some research trips and knowledge.
    It's in bad shape at the moment. The ladders feel like they could collapse any minute (maybe it's just paranoia)
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Better safe than dead ;)

    You can save the high risk stuff for your next report :thumb
     
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  11. GAJ

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    They all feel like that tbh. Go for it again mate, they've been climbed a few times already & no doubt more to come :)
     
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    Looks good that. :thumb
     
  13. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    nice work, looks like a great adventure was had.. so win on that one :)
     
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    Nice work, got any pictures from the top?
     
  15. Pearsonia

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    Coming soon mate. (As soon as I get a damn harness and a ball expansion)
     
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