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TOPIC: Wormingford

Wormingford 30 Apr 2008 18:51 #1

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Visited the site yesterday, here's what i snapped.

Memorial near Airfield

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Runway

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Peri Track

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Communial huts, i'm currently gaining permission to investigate these further.

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Wormingford 04 Aug 2008 19:58 #2

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the weather reminds me of fairford, nice memorial though, some brave boys.

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Wormingford 14 May 2011 17:15 #3

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I'm reliably informed that a fair few of the old airfield buildings were dismantled and rebuilt on some of the farms around the airfield in the 1960s - I wonder how many are still being used....

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Wormingford 25 Jun 2011 19:29 #4

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This may be of interest - an area off limits to public (I am lucky to have permission to go there) - these bunkers are concealed in woodland. There's quite a few of them - it's a bit creepy in these wooded areas and nature as you can see is trying to take over.

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Wormingford 26 Jun 2011 06:16 #5

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Amost your namesake! Photos 1, 3 & 4 are Stanton Air-raid Shelters. Photo 2 is a Blast Shelter.

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Wormingford 26 Jun 2011 09:02 #6

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Good stuff. Any clues as to where these are? (if possible?)

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Wormingford 26 Jun 2011 18:36 #7

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These blast shelters are off limits as the area is farmland and that also includes shooting activities taking place - I have permission to be there for that reason. So I wouldn't advise anyone to start wandering all over the place as it can be dangerous. Even I have to be cautious as it is not only shotguns but also rimfires in use over there.

But basically these are the same as what can be seen at Earls Colne or more precisely Marks Hall estate.

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Wormingford 27 Jun 2011 06:37 #8

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oh I appreciate that, and wasn't thinking of just wandering up there! I was interested to see if they were visible on flashearth or google maps...

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Wormingford 12 Oct 2011 22:25 #9

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I'm new to this site and interested in the airfield at Wormingford. The comunial hut (last pic of Jasons) was one of many on this site, I'm not sure how many are left. I lived in one of these many years ago, infact I believe I was born here. My fathers brother and sister and there famiies also lived here. I think when my parents first lived here they were squatters, but later the council took over the site. My aunt recently passed away and my cousin came across rent books from the camp dating from 1948 to 1951.
Does anyone have anymore information about this part of the airfield.
Graham

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Wormingford 26 Feb 2012 15:49 #10

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I am interested in Wormingford for two reasons, first my 'ancestral home' Balls Farm was demolished during the construction of the airfield and second, my uncle Walter Frederick Balls (always known as Fred), was one of those employed by the subcontractors, Macer's of Gt Horkesley, who helped Richard Costain to construct the airfield (1942-43).
The brickwork that he was responsible for would have been of a very high standard I suspect as he was an expert bricklayer, and my cousin, his son, tells me that much of this still survives. With my booksellers hat on I know that there is a lot of background information on Wormingford in 'Essex Airfields in the Second World War' by Graham Smith.

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