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    A few photos of the emergency water supply for the ammo dump at Monkton Farleigh.These two fairly large ponds...about 35 foot square and approx.5foot deep were built to contain water for fire fighting purposes should there be a fire underground.Personally if a fire broke out in an ammo dump my reaction would be to run like hell,never was really made of hero material I guess.

    1 the first of the two ponds


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    6 the second pond shrouded by dense vegetation of the very scratchy kind this was the only shot I could get but it's identical with the first


    7 The rest of the photos are of the adjacent pump house


    8 power supply


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    10 pump bed


    11 outlet pipe the supply to the dump


    12the inlet pipe the feed through the wall comes from the second pond the branch on the left comes from the first


    13the feed from the first pond this links to the branch in the previous picture


    14 original fuse box


    15 replacement box and a spaghetti junction of conduit


    16wall mounted heater I guess to stop the pump from freezing in winter


    17 close up of the heater


    18And finally I spotted another set of pylon supports for the overhead ropeway




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    Bit of a let down theres no graffiti :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichCooper View Post
    Bit of a let down theres no graffiti :)
    Probably because it's a bit tucked away and not visible from roads or footpaths,oh and did I mention the brambles:)
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    The dreaded brambles lol Im still getting last years splinters out

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    Very nice find! thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldscrote View Post
    A few photos of the emergency water supply for the ammo dump at Monkton Farleigh.These two fairly large ponds...about 35 foot square and approx.5foot deep were built to contain water for fire fighting purposes should there be a fire underground.Personally if a fire broke out in an ammo dump my reaction would be to run like hell,never was really made of hero material I guess.
    You and me both chap. Nice shots

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    nice to see some of the other parts of the ammo dump mate, the boring bits as some might see them compared to the rest of it, but I think you don't get a feel for a place until you scratch around in the brambles and the nettles. cheers mate

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    This is more good stuff OS. I am definitely thinking that a return visit is in order, with you as guide. I will talk to the Fluffster about it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Priority 7 View Post
    You and me both chap. Nice shots
    Mind you I don't think running away would do a lot of good,remember what happened at Fauld in 1944 when part of the RAF ammo dump there blew up killing 70 people,approx 4000 tons of HE went up a lot less than the tonnage stored in Farleigh I don't think you could run fast enough.........

    The crater left is about 90 foot deep and 1/4 mile across

    as it looks now


    as it was after it happened,spot the debris craters surrounding the main one


    Godzy would love to be a guide but unfortunately my job means I have to work weekends but any tips as to where all the bits are including a bit of concrete porn I've been told about but haven't looked for yet please PM me
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    the craziest thing about Fauld was that the most deaths occured above ground and in particular at the nearby Gypsum works when a reservoir was breached. The underground barriers between stores were so effective that it meant that only a third of it went up and some people underground at the time survived.

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