SP8523 : Frozen puddles, Cottesloe

taken 12 years ago, near to Cublington, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Frozen puddles, Cottesloe
Frozen puddles, Cottesloe
These wide tracks at Cottesloe (which I think may have once been part of an airfield or something similar) are heavily rutted and pot-holed. The holes have filled with water and have now frozen solid with the heavy frost. This will of course make the damage to the tracks yet worse.
[Edit 3/4/08] The following information was sent in by Ant Basterfield :
"This WWII old aerodrome which opened in late 1941 went on to become an OTU unit, but did take part in the Cologne 1,000 plane raid. It stayed as an active R.A.F Station (mostly OTU) Wing until June 1945 and during its time saw many different aeroplanes Including the little known Aircraft the Martin Baker MB-3 which was fitted with an ejector seat! The aerodrome was disposed of finally in 1960. If you require more information please see the book, "Action Stations no 6", a book about all the military airfields of the cotswolds and central midlands By Michael JF Bowyer."
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Wednesday, 20 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 December, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8519 2303 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.9588N 0:45.7964W
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