Former oil tanks wrenched out of Falmouth building site

A former oil tank at the new Swanvale housing development in Falmouth. Credit: Ron Cameron.

A former oil tank at the new Swanvale housing development in Falmouth. Credit: Ron Cameron.

First published in News Falmouth Packet: Photograph of the Author by , Ex-Reporter/Photographer

Huge chunks of twisted metal that used to be oil tanks were spotted being pulled out of the ground at a Falmouth building site recently.

Contractors working for Wainhomes, who are behind the 122 house development at Swanvale, could be seen removing the huge metal vats from the old oil tanks site last week.

The demolition is part of the second phase of building work on the former Ministry of Defence site.

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6:52am Wed 2 Jan 13

SteveFrancis says...

I wonder if all the oil had been removed or has it been left behind in the ground?
I wonder if all the oil had been removed or has it been left behind in the ground? SteveFrancis
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8:56am Wed 2 Jan 13

molesworth says...

Is this really newsworthy? No.
Is this really newsworthy? No. molesworth
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9:12am Wed 2 Jan 13

Claudius says...

Typical.Little bit of green landscape and it has to be filled with houses.
Typical.Little bit of green landscape and it has to be filled with houses. Claudius
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12:50am Thu 3 Jan 13

Lanty Slee says...

By newsworthy do you mean topical moley?

Because if so - it is.
By newsworthy do you mean topical moley? Because if so - it is. Lanty Slee
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9:39am Thu 3 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

122 houses seems a lot for the size of the land, how many will be for social rented or social affordable local needs I wonder, looking at what is available on the open market at the present I would have thought they were the only type needed. As it was ministry of defence land it makes me wonder if oil tanks were the only thing buried in the ground.
122 houses seems a lot for the size of the land, how many will be for social rented or social affordable local needs I wonder, looking at what is available on the open market at the present I would have thought they were the only type needed. As it was ministry of defence land it makes me wonder if oil tanks were the only thing buried in the ground. Gill Zella Martin 09
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12:30pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Lanty Slee says...

I heard that land used to be an ancient Indian burial ground.
I heard that land used to be an ancient Indian burial ground. Lanty Slee
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12:55pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Ooooh lots of nice ghosts then. When can I come and have a look around!
Ooooh lots of nice ghosts then. When can I come and have a look around! Gill Zella Martin 09
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3:02pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

There does indeed seem to be a news downturn at the moment to go with the general economic recession. The stolen hunting tropies story has been the default headline news for days!

Maybe all this talk of ancient Indian burial grounds and ghosts could give the Packet reporters ideas for a fake story to fill the news vacuum... Hang on a mo: if you throw in a 'y' and an 'm', isn't Swanvale almost a part-anagram of Amityville?

Re filling every green space with houses, Swanvale is actually an anagram of 'save lawn', which I wish they'd done.
There does indeed seem to be a news downturn at the moment to go with the general economic recession. The stolen hunting tropies story has been the default headline news for days! Maybe all this talk of ancient Indian burial grounds and ghosts could give the Packet reporters ideas for a fake story to fill the news vacuum... Hang on a mo: if you throw in a 'y' and an 'm', isn't Swanvale almost a part-anagram of Amityville? Re filling every green space with houses, Swanvale is actually an anagram of 'save lawn', which I wish they'd done. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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