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Thread: Water Tower, RAF North Witham, Lincolnshire, May 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by steviefry125 View Post
    sausage where abouts you from?
    A pig, obvs.


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    Lol! I was going to say a frying pan.

    Dude(ette?) it tells you on my profile.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    butchers boy ��

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    The asbestos cement sheeted agricultural shelter has nothing to do with with the original site - it is late '50's - early '60's and produced by one of three companies who started up again after WW11.

    As a point of interest asbestos sheeting was not used on buildings in WW11. Asbestos was a far too important commodity for that mundane use - unless the structure was special, and the supplies of it that survived the long wartime sea passages were used in gas protection, engineering insulation and armoured vehicles - to name a few uses. It was the good old Corrugated Iron Sheet that was mandatory choice for building usage. Initial wartime supplies were made from the mountains of low grade 'scrap iron' that was collected, along with the aluminium pans, from every household in the UK. In the late '50's I can remember travelling around the steel working areas of Sheffield with Dad, and seeing mountains of this wartime scrap still standing around. Of very poor grade, it had been no use for wartime production and eventually found its way into reinforcing mesh used in the reconstruction and post war development of our bombed major Cities.

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    I love these towers..there is actually quite a few my way considering Norfolk had so many airfields I guess there would be. Great set
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Normally hidden in trees and forgotten about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    I love these towers..there is actually quite a few my way considering Norfolk had so many airfields I guess there would be. Great set
    Cheers Mikey. Just a shame I couldn't get up there and enjoy the treetops!

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    Always wondered what that jobbie was!

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    been the airfield many times, and never knew the water tower was there. Been in the control tower a few times
    good work, as usual.
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    My Dad had to haul a theodolite and tripod up to the trig point on the top of that tower in the late 60s, when he was surveying for the local iron ore quarries.
    Back then the trees were only just planted and a couple of feet tall at most, it was a tad breezy up on top.

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