Welcome to Dorset Allsorts

We'll be posting a variety of facts and photos of whatever takes our fancy as we wander around Dorset. They may be of churches, buildings, visitor attractions or natural scenes – in fact there will be all sorts! We hope they will give you a glimpse of some of the sights this beautiful county has to offer.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Nodding Donkey

On a coastal walk recently we passed through Kimmeridge and saw this 'Nodding Donkey' which is the oldest working oil pump in the UK.  Not something you expect in Dorset!!

It is owned by BP and has been pumping oil since 1961.  At it's peak it produced 350 barrels a day, but now is down to only 65 barrels a day.  Still, no bad going after 56 years!

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