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Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD

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  • Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD

    I wasn’t quite sure where to put this as it’s a known location. I’m just trying to find out what something is at that location!

    During the film, the Daleks are seen approaching from Studios Road at Shepperton. Behind them you can see the big building that now has the famous “Shepperton Studios” logo. But there is something to the right of that, that I can’t quite work out what it is. It’s somethjng tall that look like it has a ladder and pipes on. Ive added a picture.

    Its not the tall chimney that used to be there as that can just been seen in shot further to the left (in the full film grab) and the cylindrical water tank can be seen on the right. I cannot find any picture or map that show what it is.

    Does anyone one have any idea?


  • #2
    Could be a fire brigade training structure for dealing with high-rise buildings?

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    • #3
      Ah that’s a good idea. I wonder if Shepperton rented the space?

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      • #4
        Jon

        By 1973 Shepperton Studios has it's own Fire and Rescue Service on site. Before that I've not been able to discover any information, but I would have thought by the sixties there was a good chance that they would have had an in-house Fire Brigade of some desciption.

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        • #5
          At first glance it looks like a bunded area round a storage tank and a ladder going up the side of the tank.

          The only tank I can find is this, in an early 50's photo.

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          The tank may be the white blob in this later photo

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          Last edited by Anthony McKay; 10th March 2018, 11:10 PM.

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          • #6

            No I've seen the wide shot with the white tank to the right.

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            But, looking at the plans, the chimney should be further to the left. It could be painted black and not be obvious in fuzzy photos.

            Could it be this?

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            Last edited by Anthony McKay; 10th March 2018, 11:11 PM.

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            • #7
              I would suggest a fuel-oil tank, painted black.

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              • #8
                Thanks Anthony! Thats sort of what Gav and I were thinking too

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