It was a Picket Post
Hey all. I took a friend for a walk around the base yesterday and it looks as though one of the Quonset huts that made up the HQ site and the small brick building that would have been at the entrance to the approach road to the HQ site are now falling down by themselves. Also the area around the Parachute Store and the Floodlight Tractor and Trailer Shed has now been exstensively cleared so i'm guessing demolition of these buildings is imminent
Does anyone know what the building at the entrance to the HQ site was? It seems too small to be a guard room so was it possibly the checkpost for the HQ site?
It was a Picket Post
Bruce Stait's book on the history of Rivenhall has recently been republished. It contains a good selection of photographs. Available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rivenhall-Hi.../dp/1445604035).
Went over and had a look at the weekend. The Eastern T2 is now in an advanced state of demolition. I'm guessing the floodlight trailer/tractor shed and the building next to it have either gone or are not long for this world. As for the flight offices I don't know. But if they have also gone I hope someone saved the doors. A sad end for such an historic airfield.
Rob, did you get any phtoos of the T2 demolition?
no as i didn't have my camera on me at the time. from what I could see all that was left (as of Sunday gone) was the main door sections at either end. The whole centre roof section is basically a heap on the floor. will see if I can get over there again and take a couple of pics. that whole area would appear to now be out of bounds but you can see it from a distance from the Silver End side of the field
If you, or anyone is able to get a few phtoos that would be great. Hope its there long enough to get them....
This is as close as I could get.. 'elf n' safety!
I was speaking to one of the farm guys a few weeks ago, the flight offices are still there, but fate unknown as yet. He also said if you want to get onto the site, Sundays are best as the demolition crews are not there, nor quarrying bods.
Not had a chance to go there again as yet.
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