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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

    Chris

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    Default Re: Fauld Maintenance Unit Memorial

    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

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