NO3814 : Cupar Beet factory silo

taken 10 years ago, near to Cupar, Fife, Great Britain

Cupar Beet factory silo
Cupar Beet factory silo
After WW1 it was realised that sugar supplies from the colonies could be severely curtailed by enemy action in any future war thanks to advances in aircraft and submarines.

To ensure that this vital preservative could still be used it was decided to up the UK production of sugar beet. Sugar beet factories were established in various parts of the UK to process the crop. The Prestonhall factory was the only one in Scotland

It opened in 1926 and the last beet was sliced on Christmas 1971. The site is now an industrial estate and this 200 foot high silo is one of the major landmarks in the town.

It was built in 1963/4 and closed with the factory less than 8 years later.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 23 December, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 389 149 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.3739N 2:59.3220W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 385 148
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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