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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Gaz » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:30 pm

I'd say the drain cover was an original feature. Looks exactly the same as the ones that are scattered all over Bruntingthorpe
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ipso » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:17 am

Hihonyr8811 wrote: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 :))


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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:00 am

Avro683 wrote: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...



They are either



TIE DOWN POINTS



OR



EARTHING POINTS! ;)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:30 pm

Ipso wrote:
Hihonyr8811 wrote: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 :))


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That's what I looked at and as far as I can see you still have to go to London to look at them :)

Xplumberlives wrote:
Avro683 wrote: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...



They are either



TIE DOWN POINTS



OR



EARTHING POINTS! ;)


It's no good, I'll just have to go back and look for more evidence =)) =)) =)) =))
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ipso » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:42 am

Hihonyr8811 wrote:That's what I looked at and as far as I can see you still have to go to London to look at them :)


Sent an e-mail,so will get back to you,hopefully with further info.

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ipso » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:07 pm

Apparently you can order via the post. If you e-mail research@rafmuseum.org with the airfields you are after they will see if they hold it. According to their website they charge 50p for A3 or 26p for A4. not sure of the postage costs.
Hope they have what your looking for.

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Yorkie » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Blue_2 wrote:I'll be interested to see what you find at Skellingthorpe.

Ps. Yorkshire's good for old airfields...! ;)



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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:57 am

If anyone's interested I've started a blog.

Photos are all the same as the one's I have posted here, but I've added some commentary.

http://raflincolnshire.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Lucas1860 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:10 am

Hihonyr8811 wrote:If anyone's interested I've started a blog.

Photos are all the same as the one's I have posted here, but I've added some commentary.

http://raflincolnshire.blogspot.co.uk/


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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:04 pm

Had a nice couple of hours at Hemswell Market today, it meant I could take a few photos.
Didn't get any veg plants though :( just a couple of sad looking baby tomato plants.

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One nice surprise for me was that I didn't know the control tower was still there.

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A couple of H blocks still there.
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Anyone know what this is?
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Water Tower
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The tiles at the foot of the memorial.
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Don't know what this is either.
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The front of the same building
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Main Entrance
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Guardhouse.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Dan4th » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:06 pm

"Don't know what this is either" looks like
it might have been an hospital.....

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ramshornvortex » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:00 pm

The last one's simple Helen - it's the Station HQ building....
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Avro683 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:04 am

Judging by the tracks it looks like those hangar doors havent moved in years!
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:07 pm

Thank you :)


My mum was the one who pointed those runners out to me and she said something similar!
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Avro683 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:54 pm

Do they still have the small museum room there to Hemswells wartime days Helen?
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Blue_2 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:48 am

Yorkie wrote:
Blue_2 wrote:I'll be interested to see what you find at Skellingthorpe.

Ps. Yorkshire's good for old airfields...! ;)



I may try and attack the York ones soon, now i'm back working.....


Might join you in that endeavour, if you wish. Can certainly give you a headstart with Elvington.. ;)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:16 pm

Two things to report.

Firstly I'd like to thank Paul (Cluny) for helping me explore Woodhall again :D
Two pairs of eyes are much better than one!!


Buildings 20 and 21 which are S.A.A and ground defence stores.
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The view over to where dispersals 1,2 and 3 and runway 18 were.
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Concrete graveyard :( we're not sure if it's peri track, runway or just regular road, but there was a lot of it and it had some pretty thick tarmac on it.

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The base of the wall of a fusing building, complete with corrugated impressions.
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This collapsed building
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I think is building 8 which is an incendiary store (or bulding 7 - component store), and this
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was the entrance to it's compund, a heaped mound/blast wall would have run all the way round it.
You can just about make out the lumps under the brambles.
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Then yesterday I had the chance to pass by Fulbeck (purely by chance) so I stopped at the memorial.

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Avro683 wrote:Do they still have the small museum room there to Hemswells wartime days Helen?


If they do I didn't find it :( , I know the static aircraft left in 2005, Thorpe camp visitors centre (Back to Woodhall Spa again :)) ) has their Lightning, XM192.

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Mayfly » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:04 am

The tall tower Helen could be a parachute hanging facility, there is one similar at Metheringham tho' that one has recently changed hands and was described as a parachute jump training centre, tho' thats not what the locals say.


Just a reminder Helen - 4-5th May is Metheringham open weekend and there is a free bus tour of some parts of the old airfield you can't normally have access too.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Aceyone » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:10 am

Fantastic stuff,keep em coming :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:18 pm

Mayfly wrote:The tall tower Helen could be a parachute hanging facility, there is one similar at Metheringham tho' that one has recently changed hands and was described as a parachute jump training centre, tho' thats not what the locals say.


Just a reminder Helen - 4-5th May is Metheringham open weekend and there is a free bus tour of some parts of the old airfield you can't normally have access too.



Hmmm, could very well be then, I can't seem to find anything on it :-?


Can't wait for the open day \:D/ it's about time I paid it a visit! :D
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Gaz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:13 pm

Love it, as always, Helen!

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:01 pm

An unexpected day out today, mum's friend asked us to go with her to Swinderby for this antique fair (I didn't even know they had one) and obviously I'm not going to pass that up =)) =))
So as well as a couple of nice pieces of Jewellery I treated myself too, I also took a few photos where I could.
I think it's even sadder looking than Binbrook :(

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Runway 06/24 (I think).
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Look away now if you're easily upset :(


Pretty sure the rubble on the left is the newer post war tower, and the bigger pile of rubble on the right is the original WW2 tower plus fire tenders shed, signal square e.t.c. Hope I'm wrong, but it certainly looks like it's all gone :(( :( I couldn't see any buildings in that area (clearly visible on google earth).
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The junction of runway 11/29 and what ever the other one is (01/19? perhaps??).
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Gas chamber.

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The "frying pan" we were parked on.
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And I'm also quite shocked at the lack of memorials. I know about the tree/plaque but I haven't been to it to photograph it, and tucked away at the Village Hall in Witham St Hughs is a memorial bench to 300 and 301 Polish Squadrons and an information board. But it's so out of the way, it's not exactly somewhere the general public would venture.

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Unless there are any other unplanned days out, next on my list (finally) is Skellingthorpe in a week and a bit.
Thanks or looking :)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:33 pm

Thank you for posting these Helen.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Old Rigger » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:53 pm

The tower might also be a central heating station, if you look at plate 30 on page 28 of this site it is similar, although I am sure I saw an old station we detached to once that was used for parachute training that had a tower to hang and dry the chutes:

http://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/RAF-Tangmere.pdf

I searched for RAF parachute drying buildings in google and if you are still considering publishing there are a lot of web/PDF sites like the one in the link above that could give you some good ideas to document the history through photos you have gathered to date, which as others have said could be a worthwhile venture.

I must admit to being a bit of a ignoramus when it comes to some of the history of the county I was born in and spent a large part of my working life in and now back to living/working here. :( oh well when I retire and can still get about I might follow your footsteps and see the county as you have photo'd it.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Gaz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:39 pm

I hope the towers were unsafe, otherwise, that's a senseless demolition :(


This is how they looked, just a few years ago:

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/mil ... unker.html
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