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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie View Post
    Another rare 'find' as well. Gun Emplacements. I've only seen these elsewhere at King's Cliffe -
    My image shows something very similar. Bulldozed into a hedgeline at Cock Robin Lane on the South eastern perimeter of Hunsdon. Just a few yards away from a marked GP on the RSP. The same shape and form as the ones you photographed. This part example was set in concrete once.

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    Cracking pics Stevie, gotta love those 'mushroom' pillboxes!
    How were they entered and do you have a shots of the internal arrangements?
    Those concrete ring gun emplacements, are they the same thing as motley stalk gun emplacements do you know?

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    Excellent link Peter, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawganmad View Post
    Cracking pics Stevie, gotta love those 'mushroom' pillboxes!
    How were they entered and do you have a shots of the internal arrangements?
    Cheers Mawganmad and thanks to Peter for that great link which i think explains everything regarding those mushroom pillboxes.
    These at Long Marston are certainly in the best condition that i've seen so far compared to the ones at King's Cliffe and Grafton Underwood.


    Sorry Mawganmad - it was a bit to icy and slippy to venture inside any of them on this occasion to get internal pics. You can just make out the gun rail in this shot below-



    Cheers,
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    Really interesting to see the Shackleton still there, I was under the impression that all the aircraft had been scrapped or re-located now.

    Good photos as usual Stevie

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    The Shack, and I think one or two other aircraft, don't belong to the main collection of aircraft that have indeed been relocated

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    Heres a series of pics of the Control Tower at Long Marston through the years -

    In a derelict state probably in the late 70's. It was renovated in 1980. (Thanks to Norwichpaul for 'lending' me this pic.) -


    In use by the local microlight club 2008. -


    Getting a much needed make-over once again December 2009 -


    It looks like i'll have to return in a few months time when the buildings finished so i can complete the set .

    Cheers,
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    Good to see the tower is getting a make over Steve, It looked a bit sad on our infamous "Warwickshire Trip" last summer!

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    Yegh your right mate. It was starting to look a bit drab last summer.

    It's refreshing to visit two towers in as many months and to see them both being given a new lease of life. Here at Marston and the similar tower at Ingham which is also being renovated as well. Makes a change .

    Steve
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