It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:44 pm



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Old airfields
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:40 am 
Offline
Someone Strange
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:35 pm
Posts: 63
Location: Peterlee Area
As a lad I grew up in an area of yorkshire known as "bomber country"
due in no small way to the flat expanse of the Vale of York.
It did not matter wether it was hot, cold, daylight or night the feeling of sadness and despare will be with me for a very long time.
Maybe its because I have a good imagination or because I know the history of the airfield.
Several airfields in yorkshire (nr York itself) have ghost stories attached to them, so I bet the ones up here have the same feeling about them.
Of course I know about S/land aircraft museum and its stories but what about the rest...
My present home village of Easington and Seaton Holme a building that goes back to the prince bishops there are ghost stories attached to that building as well, Another place I once worked in was the Hermitage in Chester-le-st I have had some strange events in there, and the story of a suicide from a bedroom window.. when it was used as a Mine workers convolecent home and residential the story has it that miners had to be moved out of certain rooms due to strange noises and disturbed sleep
anyone know about these places will be better placed than me to
get the details
yorkie

_________________
Life's a Bitch then ya die


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Old airfields
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:06 pm 
Offline
Someone Strange
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:35 pm
Posts: 63
Location: Peterlee Area
Just like yorkshire ghosts it seems no-body likes yorkshire airfields either
nowts the bother

_________________
Life's a Bitch then ya die


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Old airfields
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:05 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:40 pm
Posts: 2556
Location: Billingham
Old airfields are plentiful.

Sadly most now are being developed into housing estates or are protected by security.
Official visits can be arranged but it kind of spoils the moment.


Thornaby is such a place. MOst of the airfield has now been built on, they even pulled the remaining hangars down to build butt ugly housing.

_________________
I aint afraid of no ghost

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Old airfields
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:39 pm 
Offline
Someone Strange
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:35 pm
Posts: 63
Location: Peterlee Area
Aye most have gone the journey under the concrete mixer some like RAF Snaith was ripped up (runway) for hardcore for M62..
RAF Riccall nr Selby still has a few runways and peri tracks and an assortment of buildings left I visited and asked farmers permission and it was access all areas.. This station is just off the main road selby to york and has a very uneasy feel about the place.. You might have guessed but bomber command is a particular interest of mine.. I lost one family member to german flak over Stettin 1943 flying Lancasters..
mick

_________________
Life's a Bitch then ya die


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Old airfields
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:18 am 
Offline
Someone Very Strange

Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:20 am
Posts: 112
I can state, from my researches, that both Riccall and Snaith are haunted.

one that I'd be interested to find out whether it's haunted would be Burn...the pub nearby is by an RAF type in uniform.

shame I seem to have arrived here too late


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Old airfields
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:03 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:40 pm
Posts: 2556
Location: Billingham
I worked at Teesside airport back in 1999/2000 when they resurfaced the apron.

Being airside I got to see things from a different point of view and working with an engineer meant we often had to go in search of control points.
This entailed wondering around in and around the hangers and doging taxing aircraft including Tornados and Hawks. (and one instance of being tailgated in the works van by a BMI 737)

Those hangers are eerie i can say that much, and reputed to be haunted also.

_________________
I aint afraid of no ghost

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Old airfields
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:31 am 
Offline
Someone Very Strange

Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:20 am
Posts: 112
Quite a haunted Airfield M St G..

the Hangar in question was it the old J type (hangar 2), I have a few accounts of happenings in there.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Theme designed by stylerbb.net © 2008
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
All times are UTC [ DST ]