TM3095 : Buildings once stood here

taken 8 years ago, near to Kirstead Green, Norfolk, Great Britain

Buildings once stood here
Buildings once stood here
Buildings are still marked at this location but all that remains are a few concrete blocks, corrugated iron sheets and a handful of bricks > LinkExternal link. During WW2, this area formed part of the bomb storage site of RAF Seething.
Seething Airfield :: TM3195
Built by John Laing & Sons in 1942/43 to the standard Class A requirement for heavy bombers, Seething airfield was initially known as RAF 258 Seething. After the arrival of the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force 448th Bombardment Group (Heavy) it became USAAF Station 146.

After the last Americans had left in June/July 1945, the airfield was used for storing bombs and munitions. In 1947, part of the buildings on the Hospital site were converted into temporary dwellings and most of the land was returned to agriculture. The eastern section, including part of the main runway, is currently Seething Airfield, home to the Waveney Flying Group. The former Control tower has since been restored and now houses a memorial museum. The Seething Control Tower Museum is open on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. LinkExternal link.

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TM3095, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 January, 2010
Category
Trees > Trees   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 300 957 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.6796N 1:23.3349E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 300 957
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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