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Re: Hooton Park [Re: Nomad] #434538
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Oh I see I have been promoted!!! Now a "Member" !!!


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Re: Hooton Park [Re: Nomad] #434541
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Originally Posted by Nomad
As you can see on the map there is a tree line avenue, which is banked this precedes the railway line and has a pill box on it, pop down and we can explore it
I'll dig my photies out wink


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Re: Hooton Park [Re: diggingdeeper] #434546
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You mean this pillbox

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Re: Hooton Park [Re: QUEST4TRUTH] #435623
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I take it no one noticed the scaffolding around the building put up at great expence.

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F/Lt Robinson of 610 squadron crashed during an air display in 1953.

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The three main hangars at Hooton Park are Grade Two ** (2 star) listed by English Heritage.

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The hangars at Hooton Park are of the Belfast truss type and are Grade Two ** (Two Star)listed and have been for some time.

They were completed in September 1917.

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I've heard that it is possible to book a guided tour of Hooton Park (Trust). 0151-327-3565.
According to what I've been told that at sometime in the future there will be a charge for the tours, at the moment only a donation is requested.
So for all you doubtors and knockers of this small band of volunteers who are doing their very best to save this historic aviation site for the nation, get on a tour and get the truth first hand.

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Been and done the tour, very interesting it was too.

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I was there at the airshow in the 1950,s,remember seeing a flypast of Meteors of the RAF,they came over the aifield and banked towards the river to turn back and one of them banked and carried on and dived into the ground,somewhere near the woods by Vauxhall motors.Hope my memory is right,anybody have any thoughts,on the incident.

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From the records of 610(County of Chester)squadron.

F/Lt Robinson, Richard James (‘Little Robbie’) (R.Aux AF)
Killed in Meteor crash at Hooton Park 18/09/54

I was there too.


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Aerial View 1945, with numerous parked up redundant aircraft:

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Thats almost more planes in one place than the current RAF has altogether

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Re: Hooton Park [Re: w10694] #621729
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Originally Posted by w10694
Aerial View 1945, with numerous parked up redundant aircraft:

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Just after the war, they were waiting for disposal, to be broken up!!!!
During the war, Hooton was used as a repair base, and dissarnament site. when the planes were dropped off their ammunition etc were removed and placed in a pond just on the outskirts of the base!!!! Wonder whatever happened to it after that, what lies below???


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"Swords into Ploughshares" springs into mind.

I know that Vampires and Meteors from Hooton used the Burton Marsh bombing range in the 50's and 60's.

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