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11-05-2011, 13:01
I think this is the Watch Office......

Yes....another Maycrete, tho' unpainted....the view from the path has a huge pile of pig c**p in front of it & I can't crop it until I get back to Dorset. This is a much nicer view :-D I was going to snap away inside but the battery went flat. I'll go back when charged up...

Paul Francis
11-05-2011, 13:04
Gypsymoth, it would make a good article for Airfield Review - are you interested?

11-05-2011, 17:10
Hello Paul...I'm Terry, by the way.
Yes, but you'd better tell me what's involved though!

As for the hut...if you look at far end you'll see a coat hanger rail on either side of the porch. It has 2 hangers in situ. I picked up one from the ground!
To the left through the door is the wall of a latrine with a low brick walled yard. I've told the owner he has a very interesting building here. His pigs used to use it!

Barry Ward the owner, said he used to play in these buildings, & in the 1950s the Watch Office had window glass, doors & a roof.......

The runways used the same square metal mesh I saw at Hutton....not sure of the name though.

Richard Drew
11-05-2011, 20:32
So this is a Maycrete hut???????????? and you say there are now two known left?


12-05-2011, 00:11
I'm a complete novice at this & must be guided by experts. norwichpaul thinks it is & is like the one I found at Wath Head. All I can say is in 2 days I've seen these 2 huts & they appear to be Maycrete or Nashcrete....I remember being told that Hurn had 2 on the left on the entrance road. I suspect they'll have been demolished by now?

Paul Francis
12-05-2011, 10:54
I'm a complete novice Not anymore Terry!

Paul Francis
12-05-2011, 10:57
All joking aside, I cannot be certain Richard that these are Maycrete / Nashcrete, but its quite likely that they are. There are two extant in Cumbria and another in Kent near Detling on an light anti-aircraft site. There used to be another at Firbeck but I understand that one has gone.

Richard Drew
12-05-2011, 11:10


12-05-2011, 13:59
Where are the 2 in Cumbria Paul....love to see them...I leave on Sat.......

Paul Francis
12-05-2011, 14:24
I am talking about the two you have already seen, Wath Head and Brayton Park

12-05-2011, 14:40
Ahhh......I've an oddity from Hornby Hall I eventually found this morning......

16-05-2011, 10:34
Better get that Maycrete Award ready NP!

Right Terrance, that's covered the Cumbrian SLGs. The nearest one to you now is SLG 27 Lennoxlove east of Edinburgh!

18-05-2011, 16:38
Oh...thanks Paul. I'm glad I took lots of photos then when I had the chance....

31-12-2011, 14:25
just out of interest how big would the airstrip have been at brayton ?

02-01-2012, 00:21
There were 2 of about 3000 ft long east of the ruins of the Hall, one laying north/south with the other north east/south west. The overlap of both was at the southern end of the N/S strip.

30-10-2014, 10:46
This is the Maycrete hut at Wath Head.......18634