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Eye Airfield with Mick the Brick, Eye, Suffolk - 5th August 2020

Nosher and Mick head up to the Yaxley Cherry Tree for a beer, but for a change we meet up at the gate and wander over the remains of Eye Airfield - Mick's old stomping ground for decades. Built in 1943/44 and used as a minor USAAF air base during WWII, there's still a surprising amount of surviving runway and taxiways left, at least in the parts not built over for Humphrey's massive floodlit warehouses or chicken factories

next album: Station 119 and the BSCC at The Victoria, Eye and Earl Soham, Suffolk - 6th August 2020
previous album: Closing Down, Hedgehogs and Chamomile, Brome and Diss - 2nd August 2020

2020 Mick's already waiting at the gate as Nosher rocks up

Mick's already waiting at the gate as Nosher rocks up

2020 A bit of old taxiway or aircraft parking

A bit of old taxiway or aircraft parking

2020 Mick cycles around

Mick cycles around

2020 Mick points out some footprints in the concrete

Mick points out some footprints in the concrete

2020 There's a big makeshift wood store on part of the airfield

There's a big makeshift wood store on part of the airfield

2020 More concrete

More concrete

2020 Part of a long taxi route

Part of a long taxi route

2020 A big pile of tree stumps

A big pile of tree stumps

2020 One of the few original drain covers still in place, the others having been stolen

One of the few original drain covers still in place, the others having been stolen

2020 More footprints in the concrete, made during the airfield's construction

More footprints in the concrete, made during the airfield's construction

2020 Looking over to the east side of the airfield and the old fuse store

Looking over to the east side of the airfield and the old fuse store

2020 Mick points something out

Mick points something out

2020 The wind turbines are massive and noisy up close

The wind turbines are massive and noisy up close

2020 T2 - the wind turbine terminator

T2 - the wind turbine terminator

2020 Mick cycles off

Mick cycles off

2020 A pile of old oil drums

A pile of old oil drums

2020 A flock of ducks waddles through the stubble

A flock of ducks waddles through the stubble

2020 Looking south towards Mendlesham

Looking south towards Mendlesham

2020 A new road is built up to the A140

A new road is built up to the A140

2020 A load of drainage, and the new road route

A load of drainage, and the new road route

2020 A pile of pipes

A pile of pipes

2020 Stefan at the bar in the Yaxley Cherry Tree

Stefan at the bar in the Yaxley Cherry Tree

2020 Stefan's dog says hello

Stefan's dog says hello

2020 Stefan - one-time Swan regular, with dog

Stefan - one-time Swan regular, with dog

2020 A stripey ginger pub cat

A stripey ginger pub cat

2020 Mick gets his coat

Mick gets his coat

2020 Turbines in the dark

Turbines in the dark

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Mick's already waiting at the gate as Nosher rocks up

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