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    DSCF4136.jpgDSCF4137.jpgDSCF4134.jpgDSCF4135.jpgView of Tholthorpe tower in the early 80's, original blackboard still inside, view inside one of the larger sheds, and a closeup of the outside of the tower with all the crew grafitti
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    Thanks Granite it looks as though the third picture is of a Belfast Truss style building. Perhaps Paul could say more on this subject.

    I have now replaced the lost pictures to my earlier posts.

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    Tholthorpe had two bomb stores. A Fuzing Point shed of the later bomb store is here:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=7&gt=1

    And a Pyro & Incendiary Store and a Component Store from the original bomb store survive here:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=7&gt=1

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=7&gt=1

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    I think i neede to visit the bomb store area to photo and measure that Pyro and Component store .. .

    They look VERY similar to the Grimsby installations so could go into my 'GY' folder of long gone examples. Do you happen to know the Drawing Number for these buildings by way of confirmation??

    Where would i need to seek consent from Richard to visit and walk over the site ??
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    Tholthorpe was a favourite haunt of mine back in the 70's and 80's with lots to see and , seemingly , no restrictions on access . One of the landowners was Geoff Wood who was also instrumental in the dedication of the airfield memorial in 1986 .
    He may well still live in the village ?
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    3 compartment Incendiary and Pyro store - 13436/40
    Component store has same Dwg number.

    The remaining Fuzing Point (UH) is 7900/42, the adjacent and missing HL was a 4778/42? (bad print)

    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnaby View Post
    3 compartment Incendiary and Pyro store - 13436/40
    Component store has same Dwg number.
    Quote Originally Posted by Carnaby View Post

    The remaining Fuzing Point (UH) is 7900/42, the adjacent and missing HL was a 4778/42? (bad print)

    Graham
    GY has Pyro/Ind. as 18485/40 and Con store as 5384/40.

    Knowing there is very little in the way of 'Internals ' in these buildings, there cannot be much difference in either drawing No. surely ??

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    The 'new' Control tower, photo taken in 2008


    This is my effort at a plan of Tholthorpe - comments welcome!

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    Why did they build a new one and not restore the old one??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Why did they build a new one and not restore the old one??
    SOmething to do with when the airfield was upgraded with hard runways and rebuilt to heavy bomber standards I think

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