Montfode Fuel Depot 4 11 September 2004
During the Second World War, the Shell Oil Refinery in North Crescent Road was an obvious bombing target. To minimise the risk of loss, several underground tanks were build near Montfode Farm in early 1943. Fuel was pumped to the tanks along underground pipes from the refinery. A railway siding was built for access to the tanks. The tanks were partially dismantled in the early 1990s but their outline remains. If you know accurate dates, please contact WebsiteAuthor@ArdrossanPhotographs.net.
Further details on the Montfode Fuel Depot can be seen on the Secret Scotland website.