Explore #10a (revisit): RAF West Raynham (rapier missile training dome and chapel), Norfolk – February 2014

This was quick revisit during a day of solo exploring, following my previous much longer explore in October 2013. The target this time: the former rapier surface-to-air missile training dome, which was the first of its kind in the UK. A press cutting from the time of its opening in 1985 can be read here. I was a little apprehensive, given recent reports of the over-zealous security, but I stealthily worked my way across the site and past security vans…

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Explore #29: Cricket Pavilion, Guist, Norfolk – February 2014

Last weekend I decided to have a day of solo exploring around a few local sites on my map of targets. The weather was sunny, if somewhat mental, with gale force winds and torrential showers storms threatening later in the day. By the end of the day I had spent 9 hours exploring/driving around the wilds of Norfolk, and ticked off 5 sites on my list – whilst none of them were high profile or massive sites, they were nevertheless…

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Explore #28: Priory Farmhouse, Chediston, Suffolk – January 2014

Just a quick report this – as you will see there wasn’t much remaining of interest. History: Priory Farmhouse is a 17th Century Grade II listed timber-framed and rendered farmhouse, with later alterations and extensions. The Suffolk Register of Buildings at Risk states that minor repairs were carried out on the roof in 2011 to make the property watertight – well it certainly wasn’t when we visited, with part of the rear completely collapsed. A quick selection of what now…

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