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    Default Re: Bungay murels part one

    Bear in mind that the present A143 road is post-war and built directly on the bed of the former railway. The railway station was right on the doorstep of the golf course clubhouse or perhaps that should be the other way round!

    The pillbox location indicates that it covers the railway bridge over the stream.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=bungay...d+Kingdom&z=18

    Just a short distance to the west is the former Earsham munitions storage areas used by the USAAF and discussed fully in separate threads on AiX.

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    Default Re: Bungay murels part one

    thanks Peter..yes that would make much more sense..
    i found this 1946 OS map that shows the railway line well..
    http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#209,95,2

    the map is actually quite an interesting source once you work out how to navigate on it! ...covers quite a wide area ..and interesting how there are no airfields there..giving an idea of 'the lie of the' land before they were built ..although given the map dates to 1946..i'd imagine this means its just a little 'behind' rather than specifically keeping these sites 'secure'?

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    Default Re: Bungay murels part one

    With regard to the murals at Bungay,I saw these around fifteen years ago and as Laurence says they are very special. Do they have any formal/legal protection now,eg are they or the buildings listed?. If not IMO they should be.

    Matt.

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    Hi Matt

    The muriels are all still there but the buildings are in private ownership, access is possible but ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. The couple who own the site are lovely people but don't like visitors just turning up.

    Not sure what the future plans are for the site, hopefully something can be done that will see them preserved in the long term

    Cheers

    Richard

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    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for that. I did meet the owners when I visited years ago,I had contacted them several weeks in advance of visiting to ask permission,which was very graciously granted and on the day we were given a full tour by the owner. With us was Terry,one of the volunteers from Seething who said he'd never even heard of the murals before despite living just down the road. Sadly Terry passed away not long after we met but I'll always remember that day when I was 15 looking around Seething and Bungay with him.

    I will send you a message later about the murals.

    Regards,

    Matt.

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    Does anyone have a contact number for the guy who owns the land the buildings are on?
    If so can you IM it to me please as I will be in the are over the weekend and Im thinking I might see if I can have a look at them. Thanks
    Rob

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    Default Re: Bungay / Flixton

    I am spending the day at flixton tomorrow 15-4-13 as it's our stationary engine club rally there so I will be there with several others showing our engines etc.
    Nothing better that sitting around old aeroplanes with old engines and the weather should be great too !
    Pictures to follow.
    Steve

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    How did you get on at Flixton at the weekend Steve?

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    It was a great day out REF.
    The weather was great, my engine ran well and there was plenty to see.
    It was interesting to see the old opps board from North Creake in there too !
    Steve







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    Thats alot of engines! Looks like you all had a good day. Nice set of pics

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