THE LOST AIRFIELDS OF LINCOLNSHIRE

RAF KELSTERN, RAF BINBROOK, RAF DONNA NOOK, RAF GRIMSBY, RAF GOXHILL, RAF WICKENBY, RAF LUDFORD MAGNA, RAF STENIGOT

 

 

THE LOST AIRFIELD THAT WAS RAF GRIMSBY/WALTHAM IN LINCOLNSHIRE, JULY 2ND 2017

This image portrays old brick buildings constructed at the end of the north/south runway that may well originate from the days of the airfields occupation by an MU

Nikon D600 - MB/D14 battery grip with Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens and ISO100
Photoshop CS2 and Silver Efex Pro

 

 

ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIGHTNING F6 AT RAF BINBROOK, LINCOLNSHIRE, SEPTEMBER, 2016
'WATCHER OF THE SKIES'

So, this is how it all ends for this fine example of British engineering...?

Nikon D3300 with Nikon zoom at ISO 200
Post processing done using Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro

 

 

THE LOST AIRFIELD AT KELSTERN, LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS, SEPTEMBER 2016

A view down one of the old runways at RAF Kelstern
Nikon D3300 DSLR with standard 18-55mm zoom
ISO set at 200 shot using JPEG fine

 

 

THE LOST AIRFIELD AT DONNA NOOK, LINCOLNSHIRE, 1985

A view of one of the old Nissen Huts at RAF Donna Nook taken during 1985
Bronica ETRS with 75mm lens and Ilford Pan F film
Developed using Paterson Aculux
Orange filter

 

 

DERELICT CONCRETE BUNKER IN THE DUNES AT DONNA NOOK, LINCOLNSHIRE, 1985

This bunker is in the sand dunes made famous by the Donna Nook winter seals that breed nearby
Bronica ETRS with 75mm lens and Ilford FP4 film
Developed using Paterson Aculux
Orange filter

 

 

THE LOST AIRFIELD AT BINBROOK, LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS, APRIL, 2007
BATTLE HQ BUNKER AT RAF BINBROOK

Survived WWII, closed to flying in 1988
Nikon D70 DSLR fitted with Nikon 24-120mm VRG zoom
RAW file converted using CaptureNX - 200 ISO

 

 

THE LOST AIRFIELD AT STENIGOT, LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS, SPRING 2007
'Ace High' communication dishes laid to waste at the old site

Hasselblad 500CM fitted with a Carl Zeiss 50mm lens and yellow/green filter
Ilford FP4+ developed in Paterson FX39

The concrete plinths in the background were for the original chain home radar towers

 

 

RAF THEDDLETHORPE BOMBING RANGE COMET TANK RELIC - APRIL 2017
The range closed around 1977/78 due to the construction of a gas terminal close to the sand dunes
This led to the relocation of the gunnery range to the current Donna Nook at North Somercoates

Nikon D600 fitted with Nikon MBD14 battery grip and Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens
ISO 100 with after effects courtesy of Silver Efex Pro

 

 

RAF WOMBLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, MAY 2017
THE INTERSECTION OF TWO RUNWAYS

Once again, not Lincolnshire but still in keeping with the subject matter

Members of the public were once allowed to stroll on this airfield and dog walkers were welcome but not anymore
These days even the public footpath gate has been barb wired shut in a completely illegal action

Ryedale is a beautiful part of Yorkshire

 

 

GODWIN GUN BATTERY REMAINS AT KILNSEA EAST YORKSHIRE AROUND 2008/2009

Not even an airfield but certainly in keeping with military history

Nikon F5 fitted with a Tamron 17-35mm zoom and loaded with Kodak Elitechrome EBX100 slide film
Slide scanned using my Epson V700 scanner with digitalICE software
Digital manipulation done using Silver Efex Pro

 

 

THE EDGE OF THE OLD RAF DONNA NOOK SITE, AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY, 2017

This is a shot taken of a field that borders the old airfield in Lincolnshire
Nearby is The Ark animal sanctuary

Nikon D600/MB-D14 battery grip/Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens/ISO 200