Fawley Achevement

Fawley Achevement

A tribute to the vision, skill, and energy of those who built Fawley Oil Refinery.

The building of the Esso Petroleum Company’s refinery at Fawley was an important part of Britain’s post-war industrial development.

Its official opening in September 1951 by the Prime Minister Mr Clement Attlee confirmed the national significance of the achievement.

This film documents the construction of what was to become the largest refinery in Britain and is a tribute to the vision, skill, and energy of those who worked on the project.