TM4078 : Sign on building at industrial estate

taken 5 years ago, near to Holton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Sign on building at industrial estate
Sign on building at industrial estate
This small industrial estate is situated beside Sparrowhaw Road and all its units are housed in expertly restored original buildings of the former Combat Mess halls site of RAF Halesworth. For a wider view of this location see > LinkExternal link.
RAF Halesworth (USAAF Station 365)
The airfield is occasionally also referred to as Holton airfield. Built in 1942/43 as a Class A bomber base, the main runway was 1,8 kilometres (6000 feet) long and the dispersed camps accommodated about 3000 personnel. The first unit to be based here was the 56th Fighter Group (FG) which arrived from RAF Horsham St Faith (now Norwich International Airport) in July 1943. The 489th Bombardment Group (Heavy) took over later, and in January 1945 the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron moved in.

The airfield was closed for flying in February 1946 and in 1963 it was purchased by Bernard Matthews Farms Ltd. More recently the runways were broken up for aggregate and a large solar farm now occupies much of the former airfield. See also: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Industry  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4068 7846 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.0801N 1:31.9584E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4068 7845
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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