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    Did RAF Wigsley a while back, attracted by the control tower. Found a few more bits and bobs near by and overall it was a good little mooch. Here’s the report just here

    However afterwards I realised I missed out on quite a bit of stuff that was remaining including the decontamination block. Hence thought I’d pop by for a second look when I was in the area. History of the base can be found on my original report.

    The decontamination is on the north side of the village. It’s easy access as it isn’t fenced off and a public footpath runs right next to it. The only battle you have to do is with nature and the omnipresent brambles! Here’s the pictures:

    How long before that falls down!

    img7771 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Pipe on decontamination block’s wall:

    img802 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nature enveloping the decontamination block:

    img7803 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7812 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Well looky here:

    img7811 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7810 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7808 by HughieDW, on Flickr


    A locked door:

    img7772 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nature reclaiming the roof of these old RAF huts too:

    img7773 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7801 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7774 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    As per usual all windows are smashed!



    img7777 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7778 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Some of the huts were being used for storage:

    img7794 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7797 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7795 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Ivy is everywhere:

    img7800 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7805 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    More RAF huts:

    img7779 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7780 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7781 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7783 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7785 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    An unsmashed window pane here!

    img7790 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And yet more huts…

    img7793 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7804 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Popped by the watch tower. I knew last year towards the back end it was for sale. It was obviously bought by someone and the new owner has put a gate on the plot and put barbwire round it. Not a show stopper in itself but they now live on site in a caravan so that put the Watch tower somewhat off limits:

    img7813 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    Last edited by HughieD; 19th Sep 16 at 03:39.

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    I really love old mooches like this - thank you so much for sharing

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    That wind turbine has sneaked in since I last drove past there.

    Looking through my notes I see that it was 2012 - I thought it was more recently. On the same day I called in to look at the danger buildings at Digby.

    The small building in your other post looks like a borehole pump house.

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    Great stuff, really going back to nature there.

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    Lovely that Hughie, Thanks
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    Cheers guys...surprisingly good little explore in the end.

    Quote Originally Posted by druid View Post
    The small building in your other post looks like a borehole pump house.
    Actually that would make sense mate...

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    That's proper fooked.
    Love the way nature reclaims places given a bit of time.
    Nice pics, thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent collection of images.

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    looks a good place m8 , may take a look tommorow

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    Quote Originally Posted by kattcool View Post
    looks a good place m8 , may take a look tommorow
    Cheers mate. Yeah...check it out. I didn't venture inside the contamination block as was pushed for time but worth a look.
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