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Forgotten History - The Beeston Bunkers

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When travelling through the Beeston area by train, or more sedately on a narrow boat, a series of mounds come into sight in the landscape.

The openings that are still visible, reveal a subterranean network of monstrous, disused fuel tanks and pipes which were constructed during the last World War.

The Beeston site is one of several WW2 secret underground storage and pumping sites which were located around the United Kingdom and which were concealed to protect them from enemy attack.

Their purpose was to receive, store and deliver fuel to points of need; including aviation fuel to supply the RAF.

The storage tanks, now decommissioned and empty, form part of our heritage on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge.

This site is not open to the public.

The Sandstone Ridge Trust cannot accept any responsibility for personal injury when exploring the Ridge.

If anyone has further information, then please contact us.