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    Default Fauld Maintenance Unit Memorial

    I think the warning signs around the site say it all .

    Sorry about some of the photos being a bit poor, it was the end of the day with very low cloud and rain.














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    Yes, a place I've been wanting to get to for some time.

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    We walked to it from Hanbury, and then did a lap of the crater.

    It is a huge hole in the ground, the light coloured shapes in the bottom right of the last photo are huge blocks of gypsum.

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    Don't worry about the quality of the photos! They're excellent at the side of the ones I took!

    Must agree, the size of the crater is overwhelming and any photography really doesn't capture the scale of the palce ~Haven't been there for a while but does the pub in Hanbury still have press cuttings etc. on the walls? Also remember it used to sell a particularly well kept ale

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    I am off to visit Fauld in my official capacity on Thursday. Whilst I won't be entering the underground complex, I will get a tour of the ground inside the wire. As most of you are aware, the site is still maintained by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

    I understand from my civil service colleagues that the local council (?) is planning a 70th anniversary commemorative event in November. Once I discover more, I will post the details here.

    Rgds

    Jonny

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDP View Post
    Don't worry about the quality of the photos! They're excellent at the side of the ones I took!

    Must agree, the size of the crater is overwhelming and any photography really doesn't capture the scale of the palce ~Haven't been there for a while but does the pub in Hanbury still have press cuttings etc. on the walls? Also remember it used to sell a particularly well kept ale

    Chris
    The Cock at Hanbury keeps both a well kept ale(s) and a good value/good food menu for lunchtime. It is a very well run pub in fact.

    There are photos and press cuttings on the walls in the corridor.

    If you phone them before you go to say you will be stopping for lunch, they will let you park in their car park. There is an information board in the car park itself showing the routes to and around the crater.

    WARNING: Take care! We were there on 03 Sept and there are two large bulls in separate fields on the footpath route.

    Ian

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