The following pictures were
taken at what had previously been the Leatherhead, BCURA site,
by M.Fisher, during a brief visit in June 2010. M.Fisher had
been an employee of BCURA during the years 1970-1973, working
on Fluidised Bed Combustion under Alan Roberts and Raymond Hoy.
As best this author recalls,
the BCURA R&D process buildings were located at the far end
of the long drive-way access from Randalls Road. To the left
of this drive-way were the sports club playing fields and further
along were the Minstry of Works 'huts' (as described by Alan
Roberts early in his BCURA history) which housed the library
and the basic research laboratories. To the right of the drive-way
was the Printing & Packaging Research Association, followed
by the Food Manufacturing Research Association and further along,
on the right hand side, was the staff carpark.
As Alan Roberts found, when
he visited in 2006, the previous BCURA site is now an up-market
business park/ housing development. The only remaining reminders
of its previous form is the long drive-way that still passes
through the length of the site and the Leatherhead Food Research
(formerly the Food Manufacturing Research Association).