DEMOLITION - Portland's Last 100-year-old Fuel Oil Tank

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Uploaded on July 06, 2008 by StuartM7

Making way for the 2012 Olympics Sailing!! These old naval oil tanks have dominated the entrance to Portland for 100 years. The last one was demolished May 2008. Performing the ceremony was 99 years-old Portlander George Davey. He was born the same year that the 1st tanks were built for the Royal Navy. The area was previously a natural tidal flat land "The Mere" which was later filled in to become Europe's largest Naval Helicopter base, which closed in 1999. The entire site is now "Osprey Quay" and includes the National Sailing Academy. This site is being cleared as it is the venue for the 2012 Olympic games sailing events! See other videos from StuartMorris7 - for something different!

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