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    Quote Originally Posted by worcester aviation View Post
    Theres a bit of "action" on Sandy Lane,i believe belongs to Callow fuels, with a small guard room,and across the road extant workshop buildings.
    Do you have a FlashEarth link?

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    Possible pump site.underground tanks recently re furbished-http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?t=h&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF8&ll=52.327648,-2.261509&spn=0.003482,0.006899&z=17
    Workshop site-http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?t=h&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF8&ll=52.326599,-2.253249&spn=0.003482,0.006899&z=17

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    I looked at the 'pumps' site with some interest a while back and although the buildings and apparent blast walls etc look interesting it is marked on the 1:25000 maps as a sewage works.
    Perhaps a site visit or a PNK historic aerial pic are required?

    Edit: Problem is StreetView does not seem to cover that particular street!
    Last edited by Engineer; 22-05-2010 at 12:51.

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    Default Re: STOURPORT - Aviation Fuel Reserve Depot WW2 - Location?

    When I visited the site whilst attending a breakdown on a machine,there were warning signs all around saying petroleum spirit-no smoking.and there was evidence of very old mostly,unreadable signs on the gates and fences in the WD style.
    Im not sure about its true function,but i am pretty sure there was pump gear in one of the buildings.
    I used to go to quite a lot of current and former military sites...just wish i had a camera handy.

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    Default Re: STOURPORT - Aviation Fuel Reserve Depot WW2 - Location?

    From your description it looks more interesting the more I look at it.
    Some structures appear to be identical to Lincomb.

    Red enclosure at Stourport.

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.32....2&r=0&src=msl

    Similar structure at Lincomb.

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.31....9&r=0&src=msl

    Two more similar structures.

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.32...20&r=0&src=msl

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.31...20&r=0&src=msl

    When you add in the structures that appear to be valve compounds and spillage interceptors it looks promising.

    Edit: Anyone on the forum live in the area?
    Last edited by Engineer; 22-05-2010 at 16:06.

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    Default Re: STOURPORT - Aviation Fuel Reserve Depot WW2 - Location?

    I think that area used to be a sewage farm, if I have the correct location.
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    Intresting.A mystery... another site visit me thinks!.

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    Default Re: STOURPORT - Aviation Fuel Reserve Depot WW2 - Location?

    how true this is I dont know as I'm going on the words of a chap who works at a place I deliver to after talking to him last night at work , but the pumping station is still used as is parts of the tank farm at Lincombe for the storage of a flammable liquid by a company who make rocket propellants

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...+Kidderminster

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    Default Re: STOURPORT - Aviation Fuel Reserve Depot WW2 - Location?

    Summerfield

    Opened 1950 - Imperial Metals Industry as explosives factory - filling factory and rocket motor manufacture.

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