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Jerry
21-05-2008, 14:17
Going out to Kings Lynn tomorrow and was wondering if theres anything of interest?

Richard Flagg
21-05-2008, 14:24
Hi Jerry

There is the former RFC / RAF airfield at Sedgeford to the North east. Not much there but I believe there is at least on sqn building. the site opened in 1916 and closed in 1920 so there is little else left there. Further to the north east is Docking ( http://www.airfields.fotopic.net/c1480442.html ) and Bircham Newton ( http://www.airfields.fotopic.net/c1478766.html ).

Downham Market ( http://www.airfields.fotopic.net/c1416217.html ) to the south has an airfield, alot of the tech site is intact and used as light industrial units.

Sutton Bridge ( http://www.airfields.fotopic.net/c1417446.html ) to the west, is somewhere you'll be passing on the way to Kings Lynn.

Have a look at my site and you'll see what I have photographed, Chris and Noel also have some good photos on their websites as well. Sedgeford is the only one I haven't yet visited.

Hope this helps

CDP
21-05-2008, 14:33
Jerry, make sure you ask around at Downham Market. They should be OK though. The memorial is worth a look at. It's next to St. Mary's Church, Bexwell. You can access it from the road immediately opposite the airfield main entrance.

http://airfieldarchaeology.fotopic.net/c1478030.html

Chris

Jerry
21-05-2008, 15:25
cheers guys, i'll see if I have time when work allows.

Jerry
22-05-2008, 20:35
Went out near Kings Lynn today, work related trip and had the camera with me, heres some of the things I saw, i've saved the best till last:

How many Network Rail staff does it take to change a signal bulb?

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/DSCF3365.jpg

An ROC post with what once was an aircraft observation post.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/DSCF3367.jpg

A plane on a truck, anyone any ideas what it is?

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/DSCF3391.jpg

And then the best find for weeks, this was on the wall of pumping station.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/DSCF3352.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/DSCF3353.jpg

Regards

Jerry

NJR
22-05-2008, 20:48
Hi Jerry

The first photo will no doubt be the result of OTT H&S! The Stirling prop and plague is very interesting, this pumping station is?

Jerry
22-05-2008, 22:02
Saddlebow, I think?

Richard Flagg
22-05-2008, 22:53
That first shot is a classic Jerry!!

Like the find on the Stirling Prop, must go and find that myself I think sometime!

Jerry
23-05-2008, 09:27
The prop is not on public display, its inside an active pumping station, fully locked and alarmed, its because I was there on business.

It was pure luck we went to that site.

Richard Flagg
23-05-2008, 09:39
Thats a shame, would have been nice to see it.

CDP
23-05-2008, 12:51
Photo #2 - if that wartime ROC post is on stilts, as it were, it's an Orlit B.

Photo #3 - It's a VANS RV-9, part-built. Here's a similar aircraft, G-HOXN which is operated from former RAF Horham (USAAF Station 119, home of the 95th Bombardment Group).

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm29/222sqn/SuffolkMay2008431.jpg

Nice to see the small memorial to the Stirling. Well done and cheers for spotting it.

Chris