THE DERELICT AIRFIELDS AND BUILDINGS OF WWII

I GREW UP AND SPENT MANY DECADES IN LINCOLNSHIRE'S 'BOMBER COUNTY' CLOSE TO THE OLD AIRFIELD AT WALTHAM

IT SEEMED THAT I WOULD BE DESTINED TO PHOTOGRAPH THESE PLACES

I JUST CANNOT IMAGINE A BETTER PLACE TO INDULGE IN FEELINGS OF MELANCHOLY

SILENCE - LONELINESS - REMOTENESS - WONDER - GRIEF - MELANCHOLY

 

RAF GRIMSBY/WALTHAM CONCRETE TAXIWAY ON A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DAY
A HEAVY FEELING OF PEACE AND CALM TINGED WITH AN EMOTIONAL FEELING OF SADNESS

 

 

RAF GRIMSBY/WALTHAM CONCRETE DISPERSAL IN PEACE ON A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DAY

 

 

RAF SCAMPTON CONCRETE TRACK LEADING TO THE OLD BOMB DUMP
SCAMPTON IS CURRENTLY ACTIVE BUT THIS AREA IS DISUSED AND DERELICT

 

 

RAF TEMPSFORD CODE NAME GIBRALTAR FARM - THE BARN
WWII SOE AIRFIELD FLYING AGENTS BEHIND ENEMY LINES MAINLY TO FRANCE AND POLAND
THE SHRINE TO THOSE YOUNG GIRLS AND YOUNG MEN

 

 

THE DERELICT AND DESERTED RUNWAY AT RAF KELSTERN
THIS PLACE HAS TO BE MY FAVOURITE OF LINCOLNSHIRE'S OLD AIRFIELDS

 

 

THE OLD WWII BATTLE HQ AT RAF BINBROOK NOW LOOKING VERY DERELICT

 

 

RAF GOXHILL WWII CONCRETE TAXIWAY

 

 

RAF GOXHILL WWII CONCRETE DEFENSIVE POSITION

 

 

RAF NORTH COATES HORSESHOE POINT DEFENSIVE METALWORK

 

 

RAF DONNA NOOK WWII DISPERSED SITE ON SALTMARSH LINCOLNSHIRE

 

 

RAF BINBROOK DERELICT NISSEN HUT

 

 

RAF WICKENBY SCENIC VIEW OF THE WATCH OFFICE

 

 

WWII CONCRETE PICKET HUT AT RAF LISSETT WITH HAY BALE CLOSE TO MY NEW HOME

 

 

RAF LISSETT PICKET HUT FROM WWII

 

 

RAF CATFOSS PERIMETER TRACK - POSSIBLY NOT WWII MORE LIKELY COLD WAR PERIOD

 

 

RAF COTTAM CONCRETE RUNWAY REMAINS ON THE YORKSHIRE WOLDS

 

 

RAF GRIMSBY WALTHAM CONCRETE PERIMETER TRACK

 

 

BATTLE HQ RAF BINBROOK (SECOND SHOT)
EARLIER IMAGE BETTER CONDITION

 

 

GODWIN GUN BATTERY REMAINS NOW ON THE BEACH IN HOLDERNESS
NOT AN AIRFIELD BUT VERY APPLICABLE TO THIS SUBJECT

 

 

AGAIN NOT AN AIRFIELD BUT STILL APPROPRIATE - PILLBOX AND BEACH LIGHT SHELTER
FRAISTHORPE EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

 

 

RAF BINBROOK WT STATION WWII AT SWINHOPE IN LINCOLNSHIRE
IMAGE SHOT IN APRIL 2007

NOW COMPLETELY REMOVED

I FIRST DISCOVERED THIS PLACE IN THE SUMMER OF 1977
IT WAS COMPLETELY INTACT AND BARELY TOUCHED
MASSIVE BLAST DEFENCES AND HUGE STEEL BLAST DOORS

NOT EVEN THE FOUNDATIONS NOW SURVIVE

 

 

RAF KELSTERN OPERATIONS BLOCK IN APRIL 2007

STILL IN SITU TODAY

 

 

RAF ACASTER MALBIS COMMUNAL AREA 2021

RUMOURED PLANS FOR DEMOLITION AND A NEW VILLAGE

 

 

RAF KIRMINGTON WAAF SITE REMAINS IN 2021

LOTS OF DISPERSED SITES CLOSE TO THIS PLACE

 

 

RAVENSCAR CHAIN HOME EXTRA LOW REMAINS IN 2021

THE FAR BUILDING IS A COASTGUARD LOOKOUT AND IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE RADAR SITE

THE MAIN BUILDING IS THE TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER BUILDING

THIS SITE IS A NATIONAL TRUST HERITAGE SITE

 

 

CONCRETE HUT DOORWAY AT GOXHILL IN LINCOLNSHIRE

BACK IN THE 80's THIS AIRFIELD WAS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF A WWII CLASSIC

NOT ANYMORE UNFORTUNATELY

 

 

RAF KELSTERN IN LINCOLNSHIRE - OLD ABANDONED RUNWAY REMAINS

BY FAR MY FAVOURITE ABANDONED AIRFIELD

LONELY, DESERTED, MELANCHOLY

 

 

RAF KELSTERN OPERATIONS BLOCK AND STANDBY SET HOUSE - APRIL 2021

REALLY QUIET AND PEACEFUL PLACE CONSIDERING IT'S PAST

 

 

DERELICT AIRFIELDS IN MONOCHROME

 

 

 

ABANDONED RAF LISSETT - EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABANDONED RAF ACASTER MALBIS - YORK - NORTH YORKSHIRE