Acklington 1976

The long hot summer of '76 didn't seem to affect Northumberland.
The main airfield site at Acklington was an open cast mine, very big and very deep. The photo below was taken using a telephoto lens, hence the poor quality.

I think the shot was acroos the mine from the north east. There was a surface shelter behind which contained charts and weather reports (telex). I assume this was to do with the ASR flight that was based there a few years before.
The local pub was being refurbished and there were marks on the wall where squadron crest were once hung. I wonder if they were ever put back.