Saturday, 7 May 2011

B.P. Pipeline through Llanteg - 1960s

The B.P. Trading Act of 1957 set out plans for the 60 mile pipline from Angle Bay in Pembrokeshire to Llandarcy - this was made more urgent by the Suez Crisis.
Large oil tanks were built at Popton and the terminal came into opertation in 1960, being officially opened in 1961.

Sketch from April 2011 Pembrokshire Life

The pipeline ran through Llanteg - and there were concrete and metal stiles in the hedges along its route.  It ran across Trenewydd Lane in front of Sandy Grove, then crossed fields behind Middleton.
I'm sure others will have more knowledge of this tham I do - but I remember the 'new' stiles in Middleton hedges when I stayed int he 1960s, and the fuss we had when selling the property to find documents relating to the pipeline!
According to the B.P. oil terminal at Angle Bay closed in 1985.

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