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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:36 pm
by Gaz
Seriously Helen, take some time, get some decent desk top publishing software and put something simple together. Send it to as many publishers as you can find, see what they say, if they think it's a goer.

It'd sell, I promise you!

aviation weirdos buy all sorts of crap, ask Paul!!!

:D

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:42 pm
by Hihonyr8811
=)) =)) =)) =))


Even that sounds beyond my technical skill =)) =))

But I can't think (off the top of my head) of any books similar.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:48 pm
by Gaz
Danforth's your man. He's a book editor, if I remember correctly!


DANF!!!!!!!!!!

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:42 pm
by Hihonyr8811
So far so good, I've finished.

RAF Bardney.
https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 5391460849


RAF Barkston Heath.
https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 4710534177


RAF Binbrook.
https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 7081161905


RAF Blyton
https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 1383819505

Next up, "Lincolnshire defences". I'm saving the active bases (with the exception of BH) till last.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:51 pm
by Ray C
Yep you have a "Talent" Helen....but I recon you have more pictures to shoot & post
for us all to enjoy, your Binbrook shots beat the Pants off mine... :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:58 pm
by Hihonyr8811
[-x You've been to the places I haven't been, that makes yours far superior :p :D

There's definitely plenty more work to be done ;)
Ironically the two closest bases to where I sit right now I haven't done yet (Fiskerton and Skellingthorpe) ~x( :(( :))

2nd week in May I should have Skellingthorpe "done" ;) :D
I just so happen to be having a birthday dinner for my friends birthday at Damons which just so happens to be a short walk away =)) =))

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:34 am
by Xplumberlives
Keep up the GOOD work! :ymapplause:



PLEASE! :D

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:32 pm
by 10680
Hihonyr8811 wrote:[-x You've been to the places I haven't been, that makes yours far superior :p :D

There's definitely plenty more work to be done ;)
Ironically the two closest bases to where I sit right now I haven't done yet (Fiskerton and Skellingthorpe) ~x( :(( :))

2nd week in May I should have Skellingthorpe "done" ;) :D
I just so happen to be having a birthday dinner for my friends birthday at Damons which just so happens to be a short walk away =)) =))


I stopped at Fiskerton on the way back from Waddington in 2011 on a lovely, peaceful, summer's evening and there was certainly an aura there.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:50 pm
by Avro683
Helen, you should really publish a book on the RAF Lincolnshire project. It would be a great seller for sure!!

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:44 pm
by Gaz
There's an echo in here ;)

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:21 pm
by Hihonyr8811
It has taken me 3 days, but I have uploaded everything I have (in reverse alphabetical order because I didn't think it through properly :)) I should have started with Woodhall and worked backwards :)) ), but I feel so much better having them organised \:D/ \:D/

Anyway, I hope this link works.

https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 663/albums

(It should start with Woodhall and end with Bardney).
There are quite a few photos that I haven't uploaded/shared in those albums.

I'd also like to :ymapplause: :ymapplause: to Google+ well over 1300 photos and it hasn't thrown a wobbly yet :))

I will see what I have of Coningsby and Cranwell this weekend, and I'll go through my defence/pillbox photos too.
And the rest I just need nice weather for as they require walking :))
I did some of Woodhall in -1 and I'm not doing that again (probably ;) ) =)) =))

I can'#t wait to look into Fiskerton, I used to roam over it when I was younger(I went to school two villages away), and we got chased off by a farmer for trespassing :)) although at the time it wasn't funny :))
There used to be a few hidden features round the woods, but I don't know if you can still get to them or if they are still there.

Now Bardney has a really odd atmosphere to it, even my mum commented on it.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:13 pm
by Gaz
Bardney does look a bit "Blair Witch" doesn't it?!?

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:23 pm
by Hihonyr8811
:)) yeah it does, I don't like wandering around there as it is :p :))
I had a spooky experience there a few years back, I experienced a phantom smell of pipe smoke, it was so strong it made me gag, but disappeared as soon as I smelt it. I have no explanation for it.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:09 pm
by Avro683
Wow look at all the albums.. guess I know what ime doing today.. Great Job Helen.. Wish I was still over 'ome as I would be tagging along with the likes of you and Richard and having a good look round the old bases.. this is the next best thing! :)

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:21 pm
by Hihonyr8811
I really am glad to hear that :) Thank you :)

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:36 pm
by Sploosher
Hihonyr8811 wrote:I really am glad to hear that :) Thank you :)



very impressive work Helen............ :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:57 pm
by Kermit
Brilliant work, Helen !
This is by far the best topic on Iconic, and I always look forward to your posts :D
Well done !! :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:46 pm
by Dan4th
Helen::::::::::::

I do have a lot of accumulated knowledge of the
publishing industry, but this really isn't in my area.....

Don't believe you would make much if any money
on it, but I DO know there is at least a handful
of military-related publishers in the UK who might
be able to point you in the right direction....

There also might be a preservation society or two
who could use your stuff for fund raising purposes...

If you had a BOOK out, though, who's to say where
it might lead :D ?

I mean, who else has devoted this amount of time
and effort to this subject????????

Oh, and BTW, I've enjoyed all of it, too :ymapplause: !

Danf.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:39 pm
by Hihonyr8811
My reservation with the book idea is that I feel there are people who have posted plenty of similar photos on various fora, and taken them better than I ever could. Not to mention some of them have better access to sites (with and with out permission ;) :)) ).
For now I'll leave them as albums.
Thank you though :)

Which reminds me, I've added defences

https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 2176664001

And I spent a very very enjoyable Easter Monday at the fantastic Thorpe Camp visitors centre (RAF Woodhall Spa). I cannot compliment it enough!

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Bomb stores
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Site plan of the bomb stores, I now know what all of the buildings in the woods are :D \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ :ymapplause: And I can't wait to go back and find the bits that I didn't the other two times ;) :D
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The rest are at the bottom of the RAF Woodhall page

https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 1086438241


I found a box of acetates from my college days, back when we had to do all our presentations on over head projectors.
And I had a little play with the bomb stores at Skellingthorpe, my poor friend has no idea what she's in for when she visits next month =))

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I tried the same for Woodhall, but the scale didn't match up(Skellingthorpe doesn't either, but it worked better than Woodhall).

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:01 am
by Xplumberlives
More good stuff, thanks Helen! :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:31 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Had a lovely evening walk through Ostler's Plantation (also known as RAF Woodhall spa bomb stores) this evening.

All 105 new photos are in the Woodhall Spa album (link above).

I will share these few though.

I went to find the dispersals. In two of the dispersals were these........

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The 1st one was in one dispersal and the other two were together in a different dispersal, although to be fair there could have been 2 in the 1st, I just never thought to look.
This gives an idea of the location, the other thing is the other side of that tree.
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I'll be honest, I haven't got a clue what they are :)) or if they are anything interesting, I just have a thing for original features :D


And I found my first shelter :D \:D/ \:D/

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I also found a drain in the taxi way, but I don't know if it's original or not.

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I'm looking down runway 24/06 here, although I'm pretty sure I wasn't meant to be stood here :-$ . Image

There was also a lot of large lumps of concrete, possibly taxi/peri track but could have been runway, I'll never know.

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Perimeter track (and my mum refusing to wave :)) )
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One of the dispersals (Dispersal #7 according to the site plan).
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Building 32 or 33 which is a Small bomb container store, or what's left of it, plus close up.
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View of buildings 12 (Incendiary/pyro stores) through the trees.
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And finally, here's me looking into one of the Incendiary stores.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:00 am
by Ipso
Have you tried getting hold of the site plans for other airfields?

Enjoy looking at this stuff! Sometimes feel like a right geek.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:46 am
by Aceyone
Fascinating stuff ,more please :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:59 am
by Hihonyr8811
I've looked into it, It sounds like the RAF museum may have them, but it would mean a trip to London to look through their reading room/archives and considering I can count how many times I've been to London on one hand, I can't see it happening :D :))
I was meant to go to an open day at the Lincoln archives back in March, as they had a special RAF in Lincolnshire day, but I forgot ~x( :))


It is a shame as I would dearly love the site plans for Bardney, Dunholme Lodge and Fiskerton.


Wickenby has a version of a plan on the wall in the control tower/museum.
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And there's a RAF Bardney and 9 squadron museum room at the old train station in Bardney, they might have the site plans there,but I've never been, I will go one day though.



I love looking for this stuff, there's nothing more geekier than getting lost in the woods (happened twice to me yesterday =)) =)) ) and fighting brambles and bracken and getting your hair caught in tree branches (but that may just be me ;) :D ).
And I kept dreaming about that shelter last night, had some really weird dreams about it.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:45 pm
by Avro683
The two items you found on the dispersal remind me of tie down points over here... Nice to see a little of what remains at woodhall...