SP5025 : Yesterday's News

taken 7 years ago, near to Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Yesterday's News
Yesterday's News
Mouldering papers lie in the grass beside an derelict parking lot at Upper Heyford airfield. On the left is a large, empty and vandalized hospital and on the right a boarded up supermarket.
RAF Upper Heyford opened for flying in 1918 and was used by the RAF in WW2. Later it was used by the Americans, but the last USAF aircraft left on December 7 1993 and a fully equipped base was handed back to the Ministry of Defence, along with the big question of what to do with it.
The housing has been rented out and some of the buildings are business units in various states of repair, but nearly two decades on whole sections of the place still look like a ghost town.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Air transport  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5084 2571 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:55.6556N 1:15.7233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5091 2570
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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