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We move back across the turbine hall to the area occupied by the offices. The ground floor reveals this large empty space which was probably a workshop.

Northern view of the ground floor of the office block.
23|05|07 © Simon Cornwell 2007

"Yes, it was a workshop. It was also the mess room at the end, as well as the PTO's office and the toilets and shower right at the end." - Pete

"The other room which you could not identify was the workshop. This area had the work benches for the fitters and the lathe, Milling machine, pillar drill, power saw and large radial drill. The mechanical PTO office in WR21 days was a portacabin located on the grass area at the rear of the ATH main building. This has long since gone as it was removed not long after the ATH closed." - Nigel

The facing door leads into a small kitchen with adjacent toilet. A Mickey Mouse poster is the last tangible reference to the WR21 testing in the building.

Small kitchen to the north of the workshop. View north east.
23|05|07 © Simon Cornwell 2007

"We have good memories of this area. Regularly on a Wednesday morning we used to all chip in and bring in Bacon, Sausages etc. and have a full English breakfast cook up. The smell often wafted up through the hatchway to the first and second floors bring people down for their food." - Nigel

The northernmost room is this small toilet. Normally I wouldn't bother publishing such a picture but was taken by the unintentional humour.

Northern toilet.
23|05|07 © Simon Cornwell 2007