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    Default RAF Southrop, Glos


    I popped over to southrop today to check out Macaroni woods, the site of the domestic area of the airfield.
    I know the area quite well (through work) but have never visited the woods.

    Southrop was a flight training ground opened in 1940 and closed in1947 and was used by Oxford and Harvard training aircraft

    water storage area



    stanton shelter








    ablution block





    inside the previous building



    allan scythe










    wacky sculptures




    the Braithwaite water tower



    estate workshop



    inside was loads of old estate railings (worth a fortune)



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    Ooh, this is nice! Always enjoy seeing photos of RAF Southrop...especially good to see a different section.
    I really like the general woodiness of the site too, with the signs of various rural crafts going on.
    Fab pics, btw. Good stuff, ricasso. :)
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    great photo's. I like the one of the stone mason's shed with the 'rubbing in' table outside (brought back some memories from when I used to do it - was a b*****d in the winter though) did you get any photo's of the inside of the stanton shelter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonney View Post
    great photo's. I like the one of the stone mason's shed with the 'rubbing in' table outside (brought back some memories from when I used to do it - was a b*****d in the winter though) did you get any photo's of the inside of the stanton shelter.
    Cheers jonney, no, me lad Billy checked it out and said there was nothing inside so I didnt bother to get a shot, to be honest there are loads of images of Stantons on DP, sorry mate, just a bit lazy that day! ;) :)
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    Know the feeling mate, since christmas the exercise has gone out the window and the belly is getting bigger. I must try harder. Well...

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    Nice place, nice pics. I have not seen an Allen scythe since the 60s, cannot remember if they were Villiers or JAP engines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonney View Post
    Know the feeling mate, since christmas the exercise has gone out the window and the belly is getting bigger. I must try harder. Well...
    You and me both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    Nice place, nice pics. I have not seen an Allen scythe since the 60s, cannot remember if they were Villiers or JAP engines?
    Not sure myself Engineer, I didnt want to get to close due to the asbestos beside it.
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