TM1873 : Bucket emptying platform (remains)

taken 5 years ago, near to Denham Street, Suffolk, Great Britain

Bucket emptying platform (remains)
Bucket emptying platform (remains)
During the war, the Communal site 2 of RAF Horham, which was an active airfield during WW2, used to be located here and this track lead to their latrine bucket emptying platform, the overgrown remains of which can be seen in the foreground (at left). A bucket emptying platform is a small brick structure meant to assist in the emptying of chemical toilet containers used on many airfield camp sites during WW2 and later. At Horham the platform was connected to main sewage and did not require to be emptied manually.
RAF Horham (USAAF Station 119)

RAF Horham is located to the south-east of Eye and straddles the parishes of Denham, Horham, Redlingfield and Hoxne. Built for the Royal Air Force (RAF) it was one of the earliest heavy bomber bases opened in East Anglia. In 1942, the base was handed over to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and designated Station 119. The aerodrome's history and a number of original buildings are preserved at two local museums - the 95th Bomb Group Hospital Museum > LinkExternal link and the nearby 95th Bomb Group Museum > LinkExternal link.

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Date Taken
Friday, 3 July, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 3 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Waste, Waste management  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1894 7310 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.7398N 1:12.6300E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1895 7310
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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