"The provision of a national altitude test plant is an urgent matter" - Smith (of Metrovick writing in 1946)
Hopefully this section will expand into a more detailed history of
featuring historical literature, diagrams, archival photographs and the recollections of those who worked there.
Pyestock: A Celebration of the Gas Turbine
A brief history of the site as presented as a twenty page booklet from
Then And Now
Archival pictures from various brouchures and guides compared with shots taken after the site closed.
Key events and dates leading to the construciton, operation and eventual closure of
A brief history of the many companies, and their names, who've owned this testing facility.
The Air House (A View From The Floor)
describes how the eight compressor/exhauster sets were started and stopped.