Looks recent and made of secondhand bricks to me.
It helps if you indicate the location because certain buildings tend to be 'grouped'
The Great North Fly-In at Eshott is being held over the weekend of 22-23 September and is well worth a visit ;
GNFI 2012 (NEW).jpg
Some of you may already be familiar with my pics of RAF Eshott, as promised to myself, I've been back to the BHQ for a little video tour which may be of some interest.
You'll need to go to Youtube to see it - click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgnVo...re=context-gau
Sad to say I haven't been the first one here...
Last edited by Foz77; 12-11-2012 at 18:04.
Good looking vid, just to let you know if you get in touch with me I'll show you round site 4. Its my paintball site, also most of the living sites are on my families land so no worry on getting shot if I'm there.
Finally made it to Eshott the other week, and chanced upon a couple of buildings in an old quarry, adjacent to Site 6 (which has been levelled), south of the Battle HQ. Three photographs of one of the buildings are included below. I'm surmising that this building held something explosive (sunken quarry location, absence of roof (wood, long since rotted away?) and partitioned structures around the periphery filled with sand). Any thoughts? The buildings do not appear on the plans I have, despite the other sites being detailed.
It appears to be a typical 19th century magazine for blasting powder almost certainly used later in life for chemical blasting explosives. The timber clad roof was intentional permitting blast and gases to go skywards in the event of accidental ignition.
EDIT: The digital RSP that I have is fuzzy. Would you identify the location of Site 6 please.
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Site 6 (Quarters) was at OS reference NZ 1881 9673, to the SE of the quarry.
I thought the buildings had an 'RAF feel' to them, but I wonder if this quarry was used to provide materials for the construction of the airfield/dispersed sites?
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