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was the only communal living site
to be constructed
from temporary brick with a
other communal living sites at
were of pre fabrication type
photo of USAAF personal during
world war 2 at site 6.
aircraft maintenance mechanics outside
barracks hut building 14 during world
The metal brackets supporting the
are for the district heating system.
In the background can be seen an air
and a building belonging to Brooke
setting as photo above taken at the
same time but with different
house farmhouse is in the
of the photo (taken on the 4th of
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.
square above the front door once
had a sign on it that read 'Lythgoe
house farm shortly before the building
photo of site 6.
photo of site 6.
6 (Lythgoe Site) Entrance Sign.
Note the Chapel on the
Left in the Background.
Site 6 - Communal
Living Area (Tinker Hall/Lythgoe
Site 6 is located on
the South West corner of the
airfield behind the back of
site was built on land belonging to
Brook House Farm.
farm house was retained & used
in the actual construction of the
site was originally built for the
RAF & was constructed with
temporary brick rendered finish
buildings consisted of 18 barrack
huts with ablutions and latrines,
mess halls and kitchens.
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'.
additional expansion of site 6
extended back West behind 'G' site
and became known as 'Lythgoe site'.
Americans left after WW2 but
re-occupied site 6 in September 1948
and stayed there until the late
Control was handed back to the RAF
on the 18th of June 1965.
site fell into disrepair and was
never reused and was soon
6 (is in the Middle of Photo)
Photo of USAAF Personnel Standing
Next to Barrack Hut Building 14
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.
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.
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.
ASDA storage facility is currently
construction (2014) in the
The Remains of Site 6 in 2014 -
Position of barrack hut building 16,
Reinforced concrete overhead electricity
cable support pole, looking
towards the warehouse workshops & the 3
hangars which became part of
The USAF installed
this type of pole in the 1950s replacing
them from the old WW2 wooden type
Looking north across site 6 the
Asda warehouse is in the
A section of road (overgrown with
moss) showing a cats eye.
Next to the road is this fire
Heavy duty steel manhole cover.
Excavated concrete, looking north (Asda's
new warehouse in the background)
the south perimeter fence looking north.
house farm stood in the background
the tall trees where the Asda
Lythgoe site was
located immediately west behind site 6 and
g site when the 8th USAAF arrived on the
15th July 1942 they immediately
constructed 60 Nissen huts, ablution
blocks, 2 mess halls, and a recreation
left after WW2 but reoccupied the site on
September 1948 and stayed there until the
communal living sites at Burtonwood
Lythgoe site had a variety of different
buildings mostly the Nissen type hut.
The Nissen hut
is a prefabricated steel structure made
from a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated
This type of
building was invented by engineer Major
Peter Norman Nissen during WW1.
huts existed on Burtonwood during the
1950s and it is estimated that there were
originally over 2,000 on the base.
Following 5 Photographs Show the interior
of a standard Nissen hut
the cramped conditions the service
personnel and their
families had to
live in during the 1950s.
entrance of there family Nissan hut home
dependants playing in the open areas
between the Nissen huts.
child playing in the open grassed area at
the east end of Lythgoe site.
background can be seen the airside east
fence of g site with one of
its L type hangars.
General view of
See the sign on
into Lythgoe site
Perimeter Fence of Lythgoe Site 2014
More Pictures etc Coming
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