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Report - Carlett Park PSD, Eastham Oct '11

mookster

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For whatever reason I never put a report up of the final place visited on mine and Flub's epic Northern Roadtrip a month or so ago, with Xan tagging along as well.

History from Xan's report:

"Part of the Government Pipelines and Storage System (GPSS). The GPSS is a United Kingdom pipeline system run by the Oil and Pipelines Agency for the MOD. The network consists of some 2,500 kilometres of pipeline and 46 other facilities. The network is interconnected with several private networks. The network was built before World War II and was used to supply fuel for Operation Pluto.

The locations of these pipelines are marked with identification posts with bright yellow roofs with a thick black line. Even so, in March 2000 at Furness Vale near Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire one of the lines was cut by workmen.

Private-sector usage is encouraged, but limited; the Oil and Pipelines Agency's task is to provide "maximum development of private sector usage of the GPSS, provided this does not impinge upon its primary purpose of supplying the required fuel for defence purposes and does not require capital investment from public funds."

There isn't a whole lot of referrences to this site on the net, aside from on Alan Turnbull's Secret Bases website. This site has been in Eastham for as long as I've been alive, and appears on Ordnance survey maps for the first time from 1976. The site has signs for Serco Gulf Engineering and Shell Refineries. If still owned by the latter it now likely forms part of the Essar pipeline."

Visited on a wet and thoroughly miserable day, not conducive to good photos and almost all were handheld. We would have spent more time poking around the various places on site but by the afternoon it was pissing down with rain and the place is 99% out in the open so we called it a day and retreated to the car.

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Thanks for looking, more here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157627744013081 :thumb
 

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