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    Visited this place last spring.on a solo weekend of exploring in Lincolnshire.after finding entry,the floors I first came across were collapsing but luckily on the ground level.the place for the majority is very dark.i only visited the officers mess.i am sure there are other bits but with so much of the site in use.its hard to know what's derelict there without more time..the airfield was constructed in the thirties and officially opened in 1938.it was the first airfield in Lincolnshire to have a paved runway.it hosted several squadrons over the years.it was later used as an RAF college.the airfield finally closed in 1974.the site has been developed a lot and the local council are housed in some buildings..this place reminded me of a mix of raynham and upwood.not as clean as raynham.but not as trashed as upwood

















































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    Cool spot, mate Does have a Raynham vibe to it. Quality mooch for sure!

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    Really like your take buddy decays lovely
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    Spot on mate
    Great place

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    Thank you all.it was a great mooch slim.big place and very similar to raynham
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    Nicely done Mikey, looks much the same as when i went last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsp77 View Post
    Nicely done Mikey, looks much the same as when i went last year
    Cheers mate it prob would be the same.as this was a few months before you went.only just got around to doing the photos lol
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    lovely old building, does anyone know exactly when this large building was last used for anything? as the date of closing 1974 is way too early, seen many electrical fittings from the 1980's possible early 90's on the photos, so was this used for something else before it became derelict? Shame its been let go, but guess its not an easy building for re use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odeon master View Post
    lovely old building, does anyone know exactly when this large building was last used for anything? as the date of closing 1974 is way too early, seen many electrical fittings from the 1980's possible early 90's on the photos, so was this used for something else before it became derelict? Shame its been let go, but guess its not an easy building for re use.
    Various uses including fire training (East Lindsey Fire Protection Services are/were based nearby). They sub-let it for use by Lindsey Airsoft up until about four years ago. It stayed in good condition for years as someone lived in part of it (left wing) and that tended to reduce the number of break-ins. One wing was used as an old peoples residence (my memory of the orientation is gone but it would be the right hand one if viewed from the main entrance).

    In 2005/6 there were plans approved for conversion to luxury apartments but that plan fell through.

    So sad to see the ballroom trashed...only a few years ago it was still in excellent condition.
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    Living the colours and comps there Mikey.

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