SU2365 : Water storage tank, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire (2)

taken 10 years ago, near to Durley, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Water storage tank, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire (2)
Water storage tank, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire (2)
In the second world war Savernake Forest was a huge ammunition depot. It stored all types of ordnance from small arms ammunition to bombs and chemical weapons. The risk of fire occurring was a real one and exercises were held to test fire-fighting capabilities. Following one such exercise it was decided that water storage facilities should be provided and a number of tanks like this were installed throughout the forest. This one survived the war and the post-war clear-out. Constructed of reinforced concrete it could hold in excess of 10,000 gallons (45,500 litres).

Source: 'Savernake at War', Roger Day, 2007 ISBN 0 9536601 2 5

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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 November, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  People, Events  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
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Wartime relics   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 236 657 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.4127N 1:39.6726W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 236 657
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