posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 03:51 PM
hi I used to play on the site in the early 1960s,it was called the M.E.L. we used to swim in the deep tiled vats,we must have been mad...During WW2 it
was a magnesium production plant for use in munitions,and seawater was pumped through pipes from Southport to Hapton alongside railway lines to the
site to help produce the magnesium,according to my father it was the worst kept military secret ever,there were two anti aircraft batteries positioned
there during the war,but thankfully never needed.I still pass every day and often wonder how none of us ever drowned as the v shaped vats were massive
and deep, and just like an outdoor pool.