TM1475 : Romney hut beside farm track

taken 6 years ago, near to Brome Street, Suffolk, Great Britain

Romney hut beside farm track
Romney hut beside farm track
Romney huts are prefabricated steel structures. They were developed during WW2 and constructed of a clamped clamped tubular steel frame with a central entrance. The hut was used to accommodate facilities for which abnormal roof spans were required and on some airfields two or more would be erected to house large stores and workshops. The building is located near the former Site 6 and would seem to have been relocated to its present location after the war.
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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TM1475, 39 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1497 7569 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.2288N 1:9.2406E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1494 7567
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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