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    Exclamation RAF Base Housing Estate, Nottinghamshire


    I recently drove past an old RAF base housing estate in Nottinghamshire and stopped to take some photos. I was desperate to enter the site and take more photos, but it's got 24 hour security, so I didn't dare! LOL!

    I think it's a shame that these houses can't be done up and sold because there is such a shortage of housing in the UK. The whole estate is being demolished to make way for a business park, which I don't think we need anymore of in Nottinghamshire!



    Last edited by nickyw_uk; 14th Apr 09 at 16:51.

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    Cracking shot ! very moody sky in b+w.
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    it's a shame it's so secure as it looks like a cracking place!

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    PM me or put a flashearth link up and we may be able to tell you more about the site. :)
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    Would this be Newton, by any chance? i noticed they'd started uprooting the trees and hedges at the main entrance near the A46 last time i passed a week ago, if it is.
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    No pic, but it certainly sounds like newton. If it is, its not somewhere where its difficult to get in and explore

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    You're not supposed to say where these places are apparently, but seeing as it's not me saying it, it's probably OK! LOL! Yes it is the place you are suggesting. I know it's easily accessible (from the main road) but I didn't want to go in because it said 24 hour security and I didn't fancy being mauled by a dog or arrested :P

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    Put ' RAF Newton' into the search box on here, NickyW, if you don't fancy visiting the place personally, there are a good few reports from this fantastic old RAF Base to look at on here! you may well be tempted to go see it yourself though, after seeing them! the worst that will happen is that you'll be told to leave.

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    yes defo Newton use to drive past it all the time in the Lorry. 5th gear used it for filming dunno if they still do? Dont be scared of security its wide open no fences anyone can just wonder in what do they expect.
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    Now i can see the pic, yes its Newton :)
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