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TOPIC: Fordhall Farm (Salop) GPSS Pump Station

Fordhall Farm (Salop) GPSS Pump Station 20 Oct 2017 15:45 #1

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Fordhall Farm (Shown as Ford Hall on earlier maps), was a GPSS Pumping station built in 1942. It is on the N/S (N) pipeline and was used until 1973. (Source Tim Whittle)

LOCATION As expected there is a marker pole at SJ64823314 on the A53 roadside.

It is adjacent to Buntingsdale Hall, wartime HQ of RAF No.22 Training Group
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Fordhall Farm (Salop) GPSS Pump Station 21 Oct 2017 14:28 #2

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Unfortunately the only additional information I can add on Fordhall is that when the pump-station was closed the pump was removed and reinstalled on the Thames Haven B pump-station where it is still, as far as I am aware, operational. Unfortunately the 1960s Ministry of Power document that gives excellent details on all its storage depots failed to give similar information concerning its pump-stations and the later operating documentation that does give details of the pump-stations were written after Fordhall and others were disposed of.


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