Site 6

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Record Site Plan of Site 6

Site 6 was the only communal living site to be constructed
from temporary brick with a rendered finish.

The other communal living sites at Burtonwood
were of pre fabrication type construction.

Group photo of USAAF personal during world war 2 at site 6.

USAAF aircraft maintenance mechanics outside
barracks hut building 14 during world war 2.

The metal brackets supporting the pipework
are for the district heating system.

In the background can be seen an air raid shelter
and a building belonging to Brooke house farm.

Same setting as photo above taken at the
same time but with different personnel.

Brooke house farmhouse is in the background
of the photo (taken on the 4th of April 1957).

When site 6 was constructed during WW2 the farmhouse
itself was retained and incorporated into the site.

To the immediate right of the road is were site 6 is
located and to the left of the road is Lythgoe site.

Brooke house farm.

 The square above the front door once
had a sign on it that read 'Lythgoe house'.

Brooke house farm shortly before the building was demolished.

Aerial photo of site 6.

Aerial photo of site 6.

Site 6 (Lythgoe Site) Entrance Sign.

Note the Chapel on the Left in the Background.

Site 6 - Communal Living Area (Tinker Hall/Lythgoe Site)

Site 6 is located on the South West corner of the airfield behind the back of Technical Site.

The site was built on land belonging to Brook House Farm.

The farm house was retained & used in the actual construction of the site.

The site was originally built for the RAF & was constructed with temporary brick rendered finish buildings.

The buildings consisted of 18 barrack huts with ablutions and latrines, mess halls and kitchens.

On the 15th of July 1942 the USAAF arrived on site 6 & immediately enlarged the site building 60 nissan huts, ablution blocks, latrines, 2 mess halls, recreation hall & ration store house and at first was known as 'Tinker Hall'.

This additional expansion of site 6 extended back West behind 'G' site and became known as 'Lythgoe site'.

The Americans left after WW2 but re-occupied site 6 in September 1948 and stayed there until the late 1950's.

Control was handed back to the RAF on the 18th of June 1965.

The site fell into disrepair and was never reused and was soon demolished.

Site 6 in the Middle of Photo

Group Photo of USAAF Personnel Standing Next to Barrack Hut Building 14

The Building to the Right in the Background is Building 5 and is the Left Wing of the Mess Hall

Volley ball game (on site 6) in WW2/1944.

Note the lagged pipes going across the centre of the photo.

The 3 buildings at the back is building number 5 and
were the mess rooms with the kitchen in the middle.

Also note the 'K' type hangar in the far right background on 'Tech Site'.

The photo below was taken in exactly the same
position in 2014 as the one
above in 1944.

The new ASDA storage facility is currently under
construction (2014) in the background.

More Pictures etc Coming Soon Regarding Site 6 .....

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