In the context of other things in the film, and the non-standard walls of the tower shown, I'm more than happy that it is indeed North Witham control tower.
I looked long and hard at this, runway in use sign matches, and if you look hard enough, the long thin window just below the balcony can be seen
The number and placement of windows and the "rib" (where ground level would normally be) on the side wall of the tower in the film are the same as in Kebeker's photo of the tower at North Witham:
Was rummaging around to today and found this roughly equidistant from the totem pole pictured earlier in this thread Both of these are at the 24 end of 24 06 runway
I am convinced this is not associated with the forsetry, the bracket looks as though it could swivel, but any ideas?
I will plot these on a map soon
Then at the edge of the iorfield boundary near the 12 end of the 12 30 runway is this
I believe that this maybe a totem pole support, wiring still insitu. I am not sure if it is in its orginal position or if has been dumped there having been moved from the nearby field, again any thoughts?
here are the relative position of the items posted above, these are approximate, and were paced out over the ground, so the postions are as I say approx
Can anyone tell me where the control tower is at North Witham, near Grantham and also if woodhall spa can be xplored?
Im visiting the area next week. NW is Forestry Commission recreation area evidently. But is Woodhall privately owned and is it accessible?
thanks for any info!
apparently NW was base for 82nd airborne pathfinders.
Spent a couple of hours at this fantastic old airfield yesterday. I have seen it from the air a few time's and explored it using google earth but have never made the time to stop while passing on the A1. It was great to walk round a corner and see an almost full runway. Did not know the control tower was still there so missed that, but had a great time exploring the runways and peri tracks. It is a shame they took up so many of the dispersal areas. For those of you that like the old buildings there's not much to see but a lot of runways and thinned taxi ways exist. Will return on my push bike to explore further. Was going to put some pictures up but they would be similar to those already on here. Have ordered a copy of the book by Martyn Chorlton called "Paths In The Wood". Its well worth a visit.
Cavair and Treadstone - The tower is located here in the link below for when you visit the airfield next time. -
I did find where it was after i got home and read this thread, but it's a great excuse to go back.
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