On my way back from work this morning I made a little detour to place I have been meaning to visit for ages off the Telford / Ironbridge road. As it is on private land it is in awesome condition and has not suffered any vandalism. It is a huge sprawling place and I counted well over 30 buildings. Some have been taken over by the trading estate on one side of the road and a number of farms on the other.
I am not familiar with the layout of this type of airfield so if any of our resident experts could shine a light on this place it would be greatly appreciated
The main watchtower
And these 2 buildings adjacent to it
This is a gem, an original fuel pump located near some workshop style buildings
Here is the top of one of the underground buildings, I have not seen this type before
I moved the hinged lid and had a look. The ladders are intact ( i found a stick and prodded the bottom ) but it seems to be flooded to around 4 feet
Further down the bottom end of one of the runways was a riffle range
Riffles number 1 to 47.........
The site is huge, most of the buildings belong to an equine center and the tower area has just been sold to a developer
Big thanks to the groundskeeper at Berriewood farm for helping me get access, what a top bloke