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Report - Silverfish Pumping Station. Somerset. Jan 2015

Styru

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#1
Just a little one this - but thought I'd put it up in case anyone local needs a starter-derp.

Belonging to BAE Systems, and dating back to WW2 the Silverfish Pumping Station was used to raise water from a series of boreholes sunk beside the King's Sedgemoore Drain, Somerset. This water supply, raised by a bank of Harland pumps supplied the Bridgwater Royal Ordinance Factory (ROF)and supplied its cooling and firefighting reservoirs.

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The building itself is showing its age - the black steel plates in the top picture were an attempt to stop the building separating in two - but you can see the severe cracking running floor to roof.

Surveyors marks on the back of the building show about 3 inches of movement in the last 30 years.

Seen from the inside the problem is clear to see:

Front wall:

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Back wall:

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The pumphouse contains 3 in-situ Harland pumps, plus ancillary equipment, not surprisingly the 'Somerset Metal Fairy Corporation' have recycled most of the cable on site.

Enough waffle - some internals:

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Thanks for looking :thumb
 

ACID- REFLUX

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#5
Less trashed than I was expecting,nice little mooch mate :thumb

Before you post it on FB, can I be the first to say

"I called round today but couldn't find a way in can you give me access details on a Public Forum cheers"
 

Styru

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#6
"I called round today but couldn't find a way in can you give me access details on a Public Forum cheers"
Well I've already given the game away on that one, as the access is shown in the report, I'm just waiting for one of the b×stard mods to tell me off :)
 

ACID- REFLUX

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28DL Full Member
#8
Well I've already given the game away on that one, as the access is shown in the report, I'm just waiting for one of the b×stard mods to tell me off :)
Yeah but the FB squad tend to overlook details like that, unless it"d been Photomatix"d :rolleyes:

If it"d been in Wakey, the steel wall plates would have been the first things to go, to make way for a Transit sized hole in the wall ;)

TBF it looks more like a working Canal & River Trust pumphouse, we"re always short of cables it seems :)