If you search the British Movietone website there is a newsreel showing the anti missile protesters at Harrington.
I thought I'd seen it somewhere but couldn't find the link.
I was actually searching for thr Harrington opening ceremony apparently its on a newsreel.
There's a movietone one as well Graham
Took a trip round Harrington a few weeks ago with the usual suspects plus a certain Mr Boyes.
In the CSB we found the following stencilling:
I've photoshopped it to the max and all I still get is ...MAN POL... this left me stumped until I found the image in the Hemswell thread (you'll know which pic).
Whilst the words are slightly different, I reckon the Harrington example must have read 'TWO MAN POLICY'.
I should say so. The sign indicates that a person cannot be present alone but must be accompanied by at least one other person for safety reasons (and since it is military, for others reasons)
"TOO MANY POLICE"!!!!
The two man policy was questionable for the one man crewed British nuclear armed Jaguar later in the time line, but that's a different matter!!!!
Here are a few more photos of Harrington taken 8 Sep 12... Since the Thor pads are off the public access we asked a farm hand for permission to walk over, which he happily agreed.
Remains of east/west runway, looking east. Two of the Thor pads are visible either side in the distance.
A pile of concrete posts at one of the Thor missile pads. Close by were a number of looped barbed wire supports.
Concrete drainage ducts and reservoirs.
Bolts and centreing marks for the missile base.
Closer view of the marks.
And a cover found in the grass...
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Buildings some distance from the pads, hidden behind a berm... Would be interested to know what these were for.
View of same building from top of berm.
It appears to have had a roller-shutter door at the front and very small high level windows.
Another building in an adjacent berm. What was this one for ?
Remains of the long-range theodolite building.
Concrete plinth inside the long-range theodolite building. There was a large window or opening behind this, facing the pad.
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