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NJR
16-02-2009, 21:26
Hi

Anyone know anything about this installation, between Barnby Dun and Dunscroft, North of Doncaster?

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.575985&lon=-1.038187&z=17.6&r=0&src=msl

Don't know if it's military or not, not been up to it either.

NJR

robert.haig
16-02-2009, 21:54
Hi,from robert haig,

The following is from Peaceful Airfields by John F Hamlin. Doncaster ( Armthorpe ) SE625055 (approx). 4 miles east-northeast of Doncaster. Opened by the Mayor of Doncaster 16 June 1932, with Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day in attendance.........etc.

Regards

robert

NJR
16-02-2009, 22:52
Yes, that was one of the original Doncaster flying fields, a short life and no evidence of such now.

The place I'm interested in is further west than Armthorpe, thanks though.

NJR

P Bellamy
17-02-2009, 01:31
ICI mining explosives store apparently.......

TTFN,
PB

Carnaby
17-02-2009, 13:30
ICI mining explosives store apparently....
Just wondered where that came from Paul - I haven't had much success with Google on this.

Its here (http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=sxwc7qgxd4j8&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=7649826&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1) in 3D

Graham

P Bellamy
17-02-2009, 14:44
It's mentioned as such in a coupe of linked local residents' forums from the placemark in Google Earth.

All the best,
PB

Ossington_2008
17-02-2009, 21:08
Thanks NJR! I photographed this place over 15 yrs ago during a trip between Netherthorpe and Breighton, with the intention of finding it on a map and making a ground visit. Alas it appears to be missing from most maps as until now I could never find it! Even with the advent of internet mapping I couldn't find it. I suspected then that it was a commercial store. Glad to know that it isn't just me that find these places interesting.

PETERTHEEATER
19-02-2009, 10:38
Similar to this one near Warrington, Lancs. Also I.C.I.

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.46925 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.469251&lon=-2.526116&z=17.1&r=0&src=msl)