TL0846 : Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior to east end in 1994

taken 25 years ago, near to Shortstown, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior to east end in 1994
Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior to east end in 1994
Looking towards the east end of the hangar from the south central staircase at about 40 feet above the hangar floor. By this date the whole hangar was in the care of the Building Research Establishment, into which the Fire Research Station had been merged in 1972.
Visible are in the foreground is a 5-storey tower used for investigating fire spread on external building cladding materials; behind and to the right is a gable wall and roof of a two-storey 3-bedroomed detached house, used for looking at problems of domestic fire detectors; mid-right of picture is a calorimeter hood used to measure the heat output of burning furniture and other items; rear centre is an eight-storey steel-framed office block built for fire and other structural tests, and to the left of that is a 707 fuselage used for work for CAA on improving fire resistance of aircraft seating. A view looking in the opposite direction is at TL0846 : Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior view to west in 1994.
(Photo is a scan of a print from a 35mm Agfa slide - see TL0846 : Airship Hangar No. 2 - Interior in 1970 for a similar view in 1970.)
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Date Taken
1994   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Air transport  Construction, Development  Industry  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0821 4681 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.5425N 0:25.2796W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0819 4674
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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