TF8506 : No industry in the industrial area

taken 7 years ago, near to North Pickenham, Norfolk, Great Britain

No industry in the industrial area
No industry in the industrial area
It stands beside the road leading to the industrial area. Industry, however, appears to not have taken off as planned because apart from one industrial company based there the area is totally devoid of any industry whatsoever. This area formed part of RAF North Pickenham's Technical site.
RAF North Pickenham (USAAF Station 143)

The aerodrome at North Pickenham was constructed in 1943/44 for the use of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Eighth Air Force and designated USAAF Station 143. The first group to move onto the airfield was the 492nd Bombardment Group (Heavy), flying Liberator bomber aircraft. Due to heavy losses the group was transferred in August 1944, and the 491st BG replaced it.

After the war, the airfield was returned to the RAF and it was closed in 1949. In December 1958 however, the station was transferred from Home Command to Bomber Command in preparation for its used as a Thor missile site. After the missile site was dismantled in 1963 the field was closed for good and finally sold off in 1967. See also: Link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8533 0617 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2994N 0:44.1874E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8531 0615
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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