Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: GPSS Sawtry, Cambs - January 2019

  1. #1
    Join Date
    September 2009
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    2,571
    Thanked
    7101

    Default GPSS Sawtry, Cambs - January 2019


    Saw this pop up recently with some vague name, which was later revealed to be this place.



    There isn't much information out there at all about this location but GPSS Sawtry was a former Government Pipelines & Storage System depot that supplied fuel to RAF Alconbury. It was built on the site of a former Second World War POW Camp and appears to have closed somewhere around 2006.

    It is kind of like a smaller version of the huge one at Islip near me, however there is a lot more of interest left here compared to the bare buildings there. It's been a while since I've done a nice military site like this and other than a small amount of graffiti in a couple of buildings it's been pretty well left alone - just a shame all the underground bunker areas are flooded. A lovely peaceful explore on a bleak January morning.















































    Thanks for looking :)
    My Flickr

    Pseudomerican

  2. Thanks given by: ajarb, etc100, Gromr, Hugh Jorgan, HughieD, Ipcre55, jsp77, KPUrbex, krela, Mearing, Newage, noiseboy72, oldscrote, Rolfey, Rubex, Sausage, smiler, theartist
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    January 2013
    Location
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
    Posts
    4,566
    Thanked
    8820

  5. #3
    Join Date
    March 2018
    Location
    Cambridgeshire.
    Posts
    415
    Thanked
    687

    Default


    Surprised I haven't stumbled into this one, considering its literally a few miles away. Nice report.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
    KPUrbex

  6. #4
    Join Date
    April 2008
    Location
    Northumberland
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanked
    136

    Default


    Blimey! (Hang on while I pick my jaw up..)

    Gobsmacked to see a site such as this left as it is - other military sites are very much stripped back to almost nothing. I've commented on sites being so sterile on previous reports.
    Some damned interesting stuff there. Lots of heavier slow start switching - exactly what you'd expect for pumps and fluid transfer.

    Initially my ears pricked up when the British pipeline system was mentioned - that in itself is a fascinating subject to read up on. If folk don't know about it, you really should..
    To see what's basically a 'node' on the pipeline system is very special. I'm surprised it's actually accessible - it's a vulnerability surely??
    Full of meaty goodness.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    June 2014
    Posts
    900
    Thanked
    1482

    Default


    That is excellent once again! not far from me either... damn Iv got too many "to dos" & not enough time!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

  8. Thanks given by: mookster
  9. #6
    Join Date
    January 2019
    Location
    Peterborough
    Posts
    6
    Thanked
    11

    Default


    Great read mate, brilliant place isnít it 😬 Iíve followed on from you and added a thread of some pictures I took while I was there 🥳 feel free to have a look 👀🍻

  10. #7
    Join Date
    September 2005
    Location
    Bristol, UK.
    Posts
    9,936
    Thanked
    6171

    Default


    I love this, thanks Mook

  11. Thanks given by: night crawler
  12. #8
    Join Date
    January 2009
    Location
    North Berkshire.
    Age
    67
    Posts
    3,394
    Thanked
    1580

    Default


    Amazing what you find and the place is still around
    May the shadow of Murphy never darken your door."
    Flickr

    Forgotten Fairmile
    Spuds Rural Explorations
    The Church explorer

  13. #9
    Join Date
    December 2014
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    401
    Thanked
    1862

    Default


    That's a really nice little find. Wouldn't expect to see somewhere like this so untouched. Very nice indeed!

  14. #10
    Join Date
    October 2010
    Location
    Lost in Cornwall
    Posts
    4,778
    Thanked
    3388

    Default


    A wee bit good that Mook, Proper Job, Thanks
    Smiler
    😁

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Gellifelin Railway Tunnel and Calvert - January 2019
    By Newage in forum Underground Sites
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th Jan 19, 22:17
  2. Dinas Middle Silica mine - January 2019
    By Newage in forum Underground Sites
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th Jan 19, 16:37
  3. Wing 5, Houghton Grange, January 2019
    By KPUrbex in forum Misc Sites
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10th Jan 19, 17:26
  4. Snowdown Colliery, Kent January 2019
    By mookster in forum Industrial Sites
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 8th Jan 19, 16:59
  5. The Projectionist's House - January 2019
    By mookster in forum Residential Sites
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 5th Jan 19, 07:04

About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us