The situation on the other side of the corridor was entirely different and incredible
in the usual Pyestock way. Three huge compressors sat in three bays with an elevated
control room positioned above them. We quickly forgot about the offices, and moved around
this incredible industrial space. Some signs suggested that it was called "Cathedral"; a
fitting moniker. After taking pictures of the huge Metrovick compressors (not GEC like
the Air House) we settled in the control room for a
breather. Again, I recognised it from many other photographs and reports, but was unable to put it in any sort of context. Until
I regretted not bringing any food at this point and the water was running low. The camera
battery was also showing signs of fatigue; this would be a first! I’d never
exhausted the camera battery before.
Eastern view of the Plant House control room and across the plant hall.
03|03|07 © Simon Cornwell 2007