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Report - Esso Fuel Dispersal, Islip Oxfordshire, April 2013


Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
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Finally I get to post this report! My PC was down so photo editing was impossible...

I wrote this one off as it was a derp for many years, but an ex forum member friend of mine took me along, with another ex member after me and said ex member failed at another site earlier that morning. It turned out to be a good explore as it had been opened..

The Islip Reserve Fuel Depot was built for the R.A.F.prior to World War II for airfield fuel supply and later taken over by ESSO. GPSS stands for Government Pipelines & Storage System. The depot was first used in the late 1930s by the RAF as a reserve fuel depot with a capacity of around 6500 tons. After the war the site was taken over by Esso as a fuel dispersal depot, and it was expanded in the 1960's. The site closed down in 1969. It is believed it was used after 1969 to supply jet fuel to RAF Upper Heyford as the pipeline stretched out to a village next to the airbase. The pumps have been disused since the early 1990's, and the base closed down in 1998. The site however continued to be used by AMCO for offices and storage until around 2003/4.
Quoted from PCWOX and slightly amended.

We visited on a freezing cold windy day in April, and I gotta say I don't mind it at all, lots of switch and lever porn. Not a bad mooch for a couple of hours. A nice relaxed place with a close run in with a farmer but nothing out of the ordinary.


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There were some bland 60s/70s offices too, but I think we've seen enough of those!

More at:

Islip Fuel Depot - a set on Flickr
 

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