Milford Haven RNAD, Pembroke, May 2012

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cunningcorgi

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Good question !
Visited with walsh, wonkycows and rod.

HISTORY

The Royal Navy established a depot here in the 1930s for the manufacture and storage of mines.

The mines were stored in large underground magazines and moved around by the depot's own railway system. This rail system combined standard and narrow gauge and extended onto a jetty where the mines would be loaded onto ships. Housing for the naval officers was located near the former mansion of Castle all. The remains of two WW2 mine-watching posts can be found between The Horseshoe and the Gulf refinery jetty.

Following WW2, the depot continued to service ships for deployment during the Korean and Falkland wars. During the late eighties the depot was closed as cold war tensions relaxed and was subsequently sold off to Gulf Oil, who planned to use the site for berthing supertankers. However, no development happened and the site was briefly used as an indoor athletics arena for the local area. The council took over the site, and as of 2006 the site has been in the hands of an energy company who plan to develop a bio-diesel plant. As of 2012, nothing much has really happened...

THE VISIT

1. Way in
Mines5.jpg


2. Looking in
Mines3.jpg


3. Mine Storage area
Mines1.jpg


4. Gantry crane
Mines2.jpg


5. Back towards the entance
Mines6.jpg


6. Long forgotten doors
Mines4.jpg


Mr. walsh also has a nice video of the visit -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t4VwiAQiBM&feature=g-upl

Thanks for looking.
 

chizyramone

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Nice one corgi, making me feel proper homesick :lol:

I just love the Depot ;) and not too far from the best chippy in Milford-huzzah!!!!!

Nice vidjo's on the 'tube walsh, looks like much fun and jolly japes was had by all. Proper field trip to 3 awesome locations :)
 

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