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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...
Gypsymoth, it would make a good article for Airfield Review - are you interested?
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.
So this is a Maycrete hut???????????? and you say there are now two known left?
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?
I'm a complete novice Not anymore Terry!
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.
Where are the 2 in Cumbria Paul....love to see them...I leave on Sat.......
I am talking about the two you have already seen, Wath Head and Brayton Park
Ahhh......I've an oddity from Hornby Hall I eventually found this morning......
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!
Oh...thanks Paul. I'm glad I took lots of photos then when I had the chance....
just out of interest how big would the airstrip have been at brayton ?
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.
This is the Maycrete hut at Wath Head.......18634
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