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    Hello, this is my first post on Derelict places. This summer i was on holiday to when I came across some derelict hangars which looked fairly old. They were accessible, and were large hall like areas inside. Was 6-8 of these buildings. I stopped off to check them out, and came across a large two story concrete building, later found out to be a gas decontamination block. Unfortunatley, the unexpected trip had to be rather hasty, and I would have liked to have explored more thoroughly. I also found a strange entranceless pillbox. Later I heard it was a ‘pickett-hamilton fort’ which was a defence designed to be accessed through a ceiling hatch (I didn’t see this due to an overgrowing tree), and would slide to ground-level hydraulically to avoid obstructiong aircraft on the runway. There was also several short tunnel bunkers which were designed to protect people from air-raids. They were covered in earth, and most had caved in, but one which I managed to enter. After further investigation I saw that the site included a large building block, a picket-hamilton fort, and several underground air-raid shelters. I believed this to be an airfield and was correct when I later looked up on it on the internet.

    Here is a link to the pictures on my website, and I've added a link to this site on there as i think it's really interesting.



    http://beyondthepoint.co.uk/2011/08/...nce-discovery/

    Last edited by BTP Liam; 27th Nov 11 at 13:21.

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    Thank you but please read the [ame="https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=16286"]guide to posting location reports which outlines what is required in a report, without more content this is just a link to your website and should go in the "Your websites" forum.

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    a fascinating place with a fascinating history

    http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/in...p?topic=1970.0
    To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain always a child....Cicero

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    Thanks for the link, what you see where there is now an industrial site is on the other side of the road.
    Also, sorry Krela, i'll add some better content.

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    Cheers Liam. :)


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