TM1375 : Electricity sub-station on the Brome Industrial Estate

taken 7 years ago, near to Brome, Suffolk, Great Britain

Electricity sub-station on the Brome Industrial Estate
Electricity sub-station on the Brome Industrial Estate
This is one of the few original buildings that have survived on the former Technical site of RAF Eye, which was an active airfield during WW2. The building still serves its original purpose.
RAF Eye (USAAF Station 134)

The aerodrome at Eye was one of the last wartime airfields to be built in Suffolk. It was opened on 1 May 1944 and used by the 490th Bombardment Group of the US Army Air Forces. The group formed part of the 8th Air Force's 3rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) and had the lowest loss rate of all the 8th USAAF bombardment groups.

In November 1945 the aerodrome was transferred to RAF Bomber Command and finally sold off by the Air Ministry during 1962/63. Over the years parts of the airfield including the former Technical site were developed into an industrial area. A handful of the original buildings have survived on the Technical site. The remaining land is once again mainly in agricultural use.

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TM1375, 96 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1377 7554 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.1761N 1:8.1798E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1376 7555
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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