Q- what do you do when you're bored, off work and going stir crazy from being snowed in?
A- search google, find somewhere interesting to go and dig the car out!
Donn't know much about the place but this is what I can gather- it was built around 1939, closed (operationally) in 1965. At some point after that it was split up, the admin, 2 hangers and accomodation section (where I was today) was turned into an industrial estate, some of the businesses there included a BRS transport training school (for HGV mechanics I assume) and the RTITB (responsible for fork-lift truck training and certification and stuff like that).
The runways were reclaimed as farmland.
The remaining hangers are owned by a warehouse/ storage type company.
Around four years ago it was due to become The Angel Centre, basically accomodation rented to the government for asylum seekers... local opposition was so strong this never happened. Currently this side is up for sale.
A company overview of the Angel group can be found here-
and details of the sale found here-
this would've been the admin centre and contain the COs office etc
this building to the left was open
A strange mix of buildings with the later additions dating from the late 70s - 80s I would guess and overall in excellent condition.... I'm going back soon in the next week or two and in the light!