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    Looks like a building that was connected with the Shepherds Grove Mushroom Farm so it could have been built after the Thor era.

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    Thanks YAMFan, I did wonder as it is a fair distance from where the thor site was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    Thanks YAMFan, I did wonder as it is a fair distance from where the thor site was.
    I think they used to grow the mushrooms in those wooden shelves. I used to work at the gas bottle filling plant next door to the Mushroom Farm and if the wind was blowing towards us we used to go home at the end of the day stinking of pig manure. Yuk.

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    Thanks to PB's thor site drawing, (image 1), I have attached some photos of Thor Site 1 (TS1) on the plan. photos of the other two pads to follow

    1 - Plan by Paul Bellamy


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    3 - rail


    4 - bolts


    5 - tube or lighting gantry base


    6 - metal plate


    7 - You can see the bolts on the left of this photo and the metal plate on the right of this photo


    8 -

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    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post

    1 - Plan by Paul Bellamy
    Today, what remains of the sites.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...21007&t=h&z=16

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    Thor Site 2 (TS2) as marked on Paul Belleamy's drawing which I posted a couple of days ago.

    1 - Entrance to TS2 off the former 08/26 runway


    2 - Entrance to TS2, note the kerb stones on each side of the track


    3 - close up of the kerb stone


    4 - General view of where the blast walls would have been


    5 - Hangar door runner rail


    6 - Unknown ratchet type thing


    7 - hangar runner bolts


    8 - View of whats left of the pad


    9 - another view of TS2, looking back toward where the blast walls would have been


    10 - Bolts in the floor, roughly at the centre of the launch pad

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    The unknown 'ratchet type thing' is a tensioner for wire fencing. The tube portion goes through a concrete upright post and the main support (horizontal) cable is fed through and hooked on to the drum. With the other end of the wire or cable anchored it could be tensioned using a wrench (spanner).

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    Thanks for clearing that up Peter, there was a load of wire with it - obvious now you have said what it was!!

    Some photos of Thor Site 3 (TS3)

    1 - General view of the launch pad area


    2 - Hangar door rails


    3 - The thickness of the concrete!


    4 - Securing bolts in the centre of the launch pad


    5 - Looking at the hangar site from where the blast wall would have been


    6 - Looking back to the site of theblast walls


    7 - Anther view of the pad, look towards where the blast walls would have been


    8 - Unknown twisted bit of metal, possibly a fuel pipe of a gantry base

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    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    7 - You can see the bolts on the left of this photo and the metal plate on the right of this photo
    This shot includes roughly the same view:



    The large rectangle of bolts secured the erector ram anchor (The thing with the "steps" on top), the three bolts visible in the lower left corner are part of the feet of one of the tubular support legs.
    The tube in photo 5 is the stub of a cable duct, the metal plate in photo 6 is the anchor plate for one of the shelter retracting cables.

    This drawing might help identify these and similar features on the other two LEs:



    All the best,
    PB

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    Not sure of the date of this but it may be of interest


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