TM3196 : A former storage area for aircraft

taken 8 years ago, near to Seething, Norfolk, Great Britain

A former storage area for aircraft
A former storage area for aircraft
The gate guards the only surviving hardstanding where aircraft based at the old Seething Airfield once used to be stored.
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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TM3196, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 February, 2010
Category
Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 313 961 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.8243N 1:24.4960E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 314 961
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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