TG1627 : Pumphouse interior

taken 7 years ago, near to Oulton Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Pumphouse interior
Pumphouse interior
Vandals have smashed the thick concrete cover, making the building dangerous to enter. There is no telling as to how deep the drop or the accumulation of black liquid at the bottom might be. This is one of the underground pipes. For an exterior view see > LinkExternal link.
RAF Oulton
The Oulton airfield opened in 1940, originally as a satellite to Horsham St Faith (now Norwich International Airport). It hosted a variety of light bomber squadrons flying mainly Blenheims. By September 1942 the airfield had become a satellite to RAF Swanton Morley. After the grass airstrips were lengthened and concreted, they were used by the 100 Group. RAF and USAAF specialist radio-countermeasures units arrived, one of their tasks being to investigate the radio-control equipment behind the V-2 rocket.

After the war, the airfield was put under Care and Maintenance and used for storing Mosquito fighter aircraft and Horsa gliders until it was closed in 1947.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1656 2720 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.9320N 1:12.6559E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1656 2718
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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