I have some information on Blinkhorn Depot at Taunton. It was actually located close to Norton Fitzwarren near the junction of the A358 and former A361 roads ( the latter is now the B3227), In its latter days it was known as Taunton Trading Estate and until about 3 years ago the buildings were substantially the same as they were when built. It was originally know as Blinkhorn Depot and was served by rail through two connections at Norton Fitzwarren. The complex was built as mainly as victualling depot for US forces based in the Taunton area. It also supplied uniforms as well as bed linen for local military hospitals, one of which was the nearby Musgrove Park Hospital which is still in use today. The old buildings at Musgrove are scheduled for demoliton at sometime in the next three years to make way for a new state of the art building. Blinkhorn is now largely demolished to make way for housing but one of the buildings survives in a modified form as the VOSA commercial vehicle testing station. There is also a PCV/HGV driving test centre based there. Until a couple of years ago I worked there as a driver for Quantock Motor Services who had occupied two separate buildings on the estate since they moved there in 2000/2001. The first building we used was on the lower part of the site which was level with the West of England main railway line and this had connections which allowed access to extensive railway sidings. These were all taken out of use when the depot was closed and the sidings were later removed but I have been unable to confirm a date for either of these events. There were two types of buildings with rail connections and the first one we occupied originally had a pair of railway tracks between two platforms which had road access at each end of the building so that lorries etc could drive alongside the trains for the transfer of goods and equipment. The building to the east of us was similar except that it had one central platform with a track each side and road access for the platform. The current VOSA building is also believed to have had rail access but this has not been confirmed and no traces of it are visible to confirm this. There was another, similar, building which was occupied by 'Booker' Cash and Carry but this was demolished and replaced by a new state of the art warehouse in 2008/2009.The rest of this large complex, which consisted of largely metal framed buildings with brick and glass infill sides, had road access only. Right in the middle of the sight was a large, brick built boiler house which supplied heat and hot water to the various buildings. At least one of the buildings was converted to a giant refrigeration plant which was, apparently, used to store the bodies of dead US servicemen prior to their shipment home for burial. I have, however, had no confirmation that the building was actually used for this purpose. No doubt its original use was as a store for perishable goods. At one time the depot also supplied Red Cross parcels for distribution to British and American PoWs in Germany and these were sent via the Swiss Red Cross organisation. I have no date for when the Depot was handed over to the British authorities but I do know that Musgrove Park Hospital was handed over to them wef from 15th June 1945 so it is possible that Blinkhorn came under British jurisdiction at the same time. Norton Manor Camp is, of course, still in use as the home depot for 40 Commando. The unit has lately had one of the steam locos on the West Somerset Railway re-named in their honour. I am certain that someone had taken an extensive series of photographs of Blinkhorn before demolition of the buildings was commenced and a sketch plan of the whole complex was definitely produced. If I find out anything more I will post it.