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Default RAF Hooton Park - 02-03-2012, 21:01

History: http://www.hootonparktrust.co.uk/history.html

Only a small portion of the airfield survives. Ouside the boundary of the Hooton Park Trust compound there is a B1 hangar, a unique canon butt and a gym/chancel. he B1 hangar isn't very easy to photograph and on this occasion I didn't make the detour to photograph the gym.

Three 'Belfast Truss" hangars remain but as can be seen they vary in condition from hopeless case (hangar ) to not very well (hangar 3). The northern half of hangar 2 has been re-roofed and work is about to start on the southern half. Hangar 3 will be started after this.


Hangar 1







Hangar 1 buttress with machine gun post on top


Hangar 2 (north half has been restored)






Hangar 3




First and last Atlanteans in hangar 3


Hangar door stop springs



WWI MT sheds




Canon butt


Air raid shelter (one of three adjacent to hangar 2)


As usual, more at: http://photobucket.com/hooton_park

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Default 02-03-2012, 21:11

Very nice is there a reason as to why its being restored?


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Default 02-03-2012, 22:34

I think its because its one of the few remaining WW1 hangars left. The John Craven proggy on TV a couple of weeks ago went into detail.


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Default 02-03-2012, 23:45

very nice roof, the lattice is amazing.
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Default 03-03-2012, 09:38

Cool indeed, the door stop springs are amazing...them buses look pretty interesting too.

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Default 03-03-2012, 10:08

I love the old buses very cool
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