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    his this on a main road now..or just a field back then..I saw a building,on the one of many slip roads.a white building used for offices?

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    On the way back from a walk up the Wrekin I stopped off at Perton to have a quick look at the buildings mentioned by PcGugs and midnightbounty above, and take the photos below.


    This site is on the west side of the Wrottesley Park Rd HERE

    As mentioned above some of the buildings seen on the vertical view have been converted into accommodation, although the brick pillar strengthening on the outside still give away their origins A few remain unconverted...this one is top-right.



    ...and a week later I noticed there's a public footpath going straight through this site...so could have got a lot closer !



    This shed is along the private road feeding the estate above, and is just huge - I estimate about 3m up to the bottom of the windows. The personnel door gives you an idea of the size of the main doors. The rear wall is just brick.





    Any ideas what it was originally used for ?
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    Fabric store I'd say, part of the main stores.

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    I agree. If you look at the same building in Google Earth '1945' view, you will see that immediately to the right of it is the shape of a Mains Stores building now demolished. Temporary Brick? Boy, how they last even when left alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky67 View Post
    Just had a look around Perton on Google Maps and the building HERE looks like it could have been part of the airfield. There's a link to a photo to the left of the structure - drag the little yellow man across and a small blue circle appears.

    There are some more buildings HERE marked as WW2. Again the little yellow man reveals a photo, although not as good as the one above.

    Will put that on my list of places to visit next time I'm over at Cosford.
    hello
    do you know where the control tower was on the google earth map'
    Im no good' at this..i visited perton once june 1975, wish i knew the exact date,it was it was a radio control plane show..june july 1975 many happy memory's-just one concrete runway too.left.
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    Difficult to place with the housing overbuild but, I think it was about here:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=20&oz=9&gt=1

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    thanks im sure the foundations are there on that side road left..white concrete.i took a phot march 1985 at 8pm dark..as i got lost..ill load it.soon..
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    The control tower is definitely long built over, having been consumed around 1986 by the sprawling estate. The control tower was around the top of Gleneagles Road pretty much where PeterTheEater pinpoints it. Where are the foundations you are referring to TerryJohn? The concrete patch still left today (east of the Wrottesley Park Road and on the actual aerdrome site) is the old T2 Hangar floor. I am looking forward to the picture you took! If you ever pop into Perton Library there is a book of press cuttings with one from 1975 showing a few radio controlled plane enthusiasts at the side of the 3rd runway with the control tower just visible in the background - perhaps you're in it? Also, have a look at this clip on YouTube that features motorcycle racing on the old airfield in 1964: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VtuaLEEcgQ

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    Sorry to add at a late stage,but it has been suggested locally the large concrete shed was a Wing Store. I suppose that would explain the height of the doors?
    I move to the estate in 1978 and my parents house was quite literally built on the edge of one of the runways. There were many air raid shelters to be explored,and at times,during the winter it was like living in a bomb site. Ankle deep in mud,portakabin for a shop. For a city boy who lived in the Wolverhampton terraces many adventures were had in the surrounding woods and countryside. If the thread is still active I'll try to source info as requested

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    Thanks Tony. All the threads on AiX can be considered as active unless obviously capped by the Mods so any info that you can add find and add to the Perton history will be valuable.

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