Hardstoft Oil Well

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Hardstoft No. 1: BRITAIN'S FIRST MAINLAND OILWELL AT TIBSHELF
Apr 2017 • Solo
Driving up to Sheffield, I stopped off at the Oilwell Nurseries in Tibshelf, just off the M1, to see the very first commercial oil well drilled in the UK. Now a sprightly 99 years old!
Its located in the grounds of the plant nursery, the owner Mr P Schofleld, will be happy to give you a tour, and sell you a paper (he's co-author on) and a oil sample from the well.
After 16 years working offshore in the Oil & Gas Industry, it was good to see the first: Hardstoft No. 1.
Now a short section of rusty pipe situated in an oily puddle, with a small plaque, is all there is to see.
However, a significant piece of history, with wonderful views to the North, albeit in a very windy spot!
Well worth getting off theM1, to see a hidden gem!
Written 11 May 2017
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