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    It seems that the old large hangars at Burtonwood are being demolished after 68 years.

    Shame.





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    Thanks for the photos, certainly bring back memories.

    I would have liked to think that they would have kept at least one for posterity, particularly when you think that the rest of RAF Burtonwood (or should I say USAF Burtonwood) has gone, but I suppose it depends on who has bought the land and what they are going to do with it. I suppose it is hard to imagine a brand new housing estate, with a World War 2 hangar stuck in the middle of it.

    In the 50's and 60's Burtonwood was a really important base and at least should have someting to remember it by.

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    You're welcome. I've just got a new camera, so it was good practice! The best place to get photos from unfortunately is the M62. May have to 'break down' on the hard shoulder.

    I feel the same about the place. First they put a motorway through it, then built the m'way services and junction, and well maybe we should just be grateful what is there has survived til now.

    Terible shame tho.

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    Fred Dibnah had the job of felling the control tower there!

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    ^Everyday's a schoolday.

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