There is article about the sale, along with an advert, in Farmers Weekly. It seems that the vendor has put in a caveat on the sale that he is to be paid 30% of any capital gain in the site if it is later sold for non-agricultural uses - and this constraint lasts for 40 years! Who would buy it for £3.5m with that millstone round your neck?
Last edited by tigger; 04-06-2012 at 10:05.
I was going to post some up to date pictures of raf manby but i wont spoil it for you this is the sargants mess its taken a beating over the last year and been a recent victim of arson sorry about the water marks i couldnt find my copies i hope you enjoy your day i realy like manby
Im not sure why work hasn't started here its got permission for flats but i think its now past the point of repair a real shame
Last edited by bomber county; 04-06-2012 at 07:22.
A few photos from yesterdays visit that hopefully don't duplicate things too much from earlier in the thread. At the owners request no photos of the interior of the officers mess will be posted.
Last edited by tigger; 17-06-2012 at 20:10. Reason: updated image links
Last edited by tigger; 17-06-2012 at 20:11. Reason: updated image links
Nice set of photos tigger, who went on the trip in the end?
That JP model is deteriorated since I saw it a couple of years ago, looks like it needs some tlc.
Nearest I got to a group pic, sorry
MIRROR PICS 109 A.jpg
Found this map of the airfield while going through some old paperwork. It was apparently made up when the base went up for sale in the 70s. It is surprising how much has now gone from the airfield, with very little or no trace at all in some cases to show anything was there.
Just been informed that hangar 5 at Manby is currently on fire! There are 4 crews currently in attendance with more on the way. The hangar looks to be in a bad way with lots of smoke and explosions. This building was used for storage and as a workshop by Winchester Marine. Will keep you posted when I know more.
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