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Fawley Achievement

Synopsis
The building of the Esso Petroleum Company’s refinery at Fawley, on Southampton Water in Hampshire, was an important part of Britain’s post-war industrial development. Its official opening in September 1951 by the Prime Minister Clement Attlee confirmed the national significance of the achievement. This film documents the construction of what was to become the largest refinery in Britain and is a tribute to the vision, skill, and energy of those who worked on the project.
Series
New Forest Film Archive
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1951
Subjects
Energy; Geography
Keywords
industrial films; petroleum industries; oil; oil refineries

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£8.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
40 minutes
Year
2014

Sponsor

Name

ExxonMobil

Distributor

Name

New Forest Film Archive Project

Address
New Forest Centre
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7NY
United Kingdom

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