April 27, 2014 in Urban Exploration

M.O.D. Pyestock

From the 1950s through to the 1970s, this facility was possibly the largest operation of its type in the world. The design, experimentation and testing that was conducted here helped to usher in the jet age. From running up Concorde's Olympus jet engines in a simulated supersonic conditions through to the endurance checking of every gas turbine installed in the ships of the Royal Navy, Pyestock's credentials were extremely impressive. The facility now lies rusting and abandoned; a decaying testament to the former might of British industry in the analogue age.

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