Photo Album 3

Photo Album 3


Tania Page very kindly found us these aerial photographs



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Aerial view in 1979(?)
David Wurr writes I think the first of these was in 1979 because I can see the Squash Court clearly and it's construction is mentioned in the 1979 Annual Report.

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Aerial view in 2005.
New reservoir at bottom left.
See next photo for birds eye view of main site




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The WHRI site in 2005.
The new building on the right is the Terry Pryce Building - Named to honour Terry Pryce CBE Chairman of HRI 1990-1997. Opened on 16th June 1998 by Jeff Rooker MP Minister of State MAFF.
Top left is the Bioconversion Unit.
The BioConversion Unit is a specialised facility for research into the conversion of agricultural wastes into valuable products.  For example the conversion of plant wastes into:
(i) high-value chemicals  (ii) biofuel
(iii) mushroom compost for commercial mushroom production
(iv) suppressive composts to control plant diseases (v) composts of organic waste
The BioConversion Unit contains a number of solid state fermentation vessels
from one to 100 and 300 litre capacities and also near commercial scale of up to 7 tonnes.


The building on the middle left is a Pesticide Handling Unit.
The PHU stores and handles, to the highest levels of safety, the chemicals used at WHRI. 
It has a 10,000L holding tank for spray washings etc. and treats 1,000L of contaminated waste at a time by flushing through a series of carbon filters.  Each treatment takes about 8 hours and the 'clean' water is then stored in an underground tank ready for dispersal on grass areas.  The dirty cake from the carbon filter system is disposed of through a specialist waste contractor.  The PHU has a seed treatment room, a large laboratory and a series of specialist stores for pesticides,
hand held sprayers and store rooms for personal protective equipment.

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Field experiments in 2005.
Concrete road at top right of picture, river Dene top left.


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Returning  to the airfield & looking back at the main buildings.
In the bottom left hand corner to the north of the road is the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel,
to the south of the road is the Charlecote garden Centre.






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No date.
Perhaps made to show the new virus glasshouses? Or the pool??


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No date.
Consensus is that the car parked behind the rose bushes is Lindsay Innes' Citro?n
And the flag is the Queens Award for Industry flag, awarded for NVRS' work on onions.
Another reminder of that in page 2 of the Press Cuttings


See also the Press cuttings and Press cuttings (2), and of course Photo Album 1
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