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    You can get very lazy leaning over the fence:

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    One day I found a Meteor in my parking space.

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    Excelent photos carmedic and a10694. For some reason, though I have never been to Liverpool I have always had a fascination about Speke, the terminal building is a lovely looking building as are those hangars. Would love to see more photos of the place, maybe one day I'll visit myself.

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    Thanks for the photo updates.

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    The Pickett-Hamilton Fort



    and another view of the old Terminal and Tower


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    I do like that old terminal, such a nice looking building. Nice pics.

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    hi nimrod here again the firing butt looking a bit better than it does now

    [IMG] gaprlnwan1 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    after spending nearly an hour throwing stones at the asbestos roof trying to make a hole in it without any luck .i came to the conclusion that the holes were caused by bullets ricocheting of the sand heep which was against the metal wall in the test butt you can also see the sand angle marker on the wall

    [IMG] SAM_0138 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] SAM_0137 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] SAM_0136 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] SAM_0139 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    this building is a ww2 sleeping shelter its location is on speke hall av just before bailys lane

    [IMG] SAM_0236 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] SAM_0238 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] SAM_0237 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] SAM_0240 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] SAM_0239 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    here we can see a few buildings from raf speke this photo was taken in the seventys the radio mast was built after the war when the building changed its venue

    [IMG] Image11a labels by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] classflyingwherk labels by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    this is whats left of the old mast in the above photo

    [IMG] SAM_0247 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    this is the old taxiway with the firing butt on the far right

    [IMG] SAM_0246 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    raf speke ground plan 1945

    [IMG] raf speke 1945 by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    and last but not least our meteor was here back in the early sixtys looks like he couldnt stay away you can see the hangar in the background where its now on a10694 parking space

    [IMG] WH291Meteor by nimrod 2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

    all plane photos credited to n.w.a.n. forum

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    Those are excellent. Look's like another mooch one lunch time in the woods again. I've often wondered what the ugly brick building was on Speke Hall road as well, now I know. It constantly amazes me that the wooded area still survives.

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    check out google earth raf speke 1945 and the rootes aircraft factory

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    Been routing thro the archives at my local Town hall and was very surprised to come across a blue print, (3 actually) of the hangar which is listed as item 'B' in post #38.

    I believe its late 1930s and headed as Speke aerodrome, no drawing number. Intial views of the plan(s) shows that the hangar measures some 175' x 120'.

    I have ordered a copy of each plan. Interesting thing about the hangar was the roof, it appears to taper from the eaves to the centre-line at the apex in 3 stages.

    When i receive my copies i will be able to post more details.

    Does anybody know any other details of the said hangar or even have a copy of such ????

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