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Report - Spring Quarry, Corsham 2010



vwdirtboy

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Almost the holy grail, but not quite!

The window of opportunity was open at last so advantage was taken.. Enjoy!



The Underground Factories were planned in haste and panic and propelled to reality by Lord Beaverbrook.

Spring Quarry, designed as a dispersal factory for the Bristol Aircraft Company, was the greatest and during its short life cost the tax payer £20,000,000.



One of the many small offices that line most avenues..

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Overhead crane in the oddly named 'power egg shop' Home of the Bristol ‘Centaurus’ Engine factory.

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Mucho signage everywhere!

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V12 Paxman YHA engine in the powerhouse.

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Massive radiator in front of V12, Output control rack the the right.

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2 volt cells in series to 24 volts for starting the V12, Run on a UPS basis.

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Heavy oil fuel tanks for the Paxman, gravity fed.

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'East Road' near the Finished Parts Store.

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Fresh water supply pipes.

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Entrance into the finished parts store.

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Finished parts store racking..

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Mislabeled/damaged 'suspect' rack.

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Fag's, chocolate and phone.. Easily pleased in wartime!

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Passenger Lift 3: To the south of the Bristol Engine Factory. Now rusted closed.

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Painted menu board in the canteen.

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One of Olga Lehmann's Masterpieces, many throughout the canteens.

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Pedestrian slopeshaft 'E' heading out of the BSA barrel factory.

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'NO SMOKING'

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Sprinkler system.

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Just rotting into oblivion!

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Leat running thru horizontal vents.

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18ft diameter ventilation fan..

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Back of fan showing bearing maintenance access ladder.

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Freshwater supply from underground reservoir number 2

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Looking out from pumphouse.

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Telephone and emergency exit!

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6000 volt Mains electricity sub station.

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Second canteen serving area.

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The view towards 'W' door.

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The fabled entrance into....

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