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Feb
15
Fri
2019
2:15 pm Craft and Colouring Club @ Theal... @ Theale Library
Craft and Colouring Club @ Theal... @ Theale Library
Feb 15 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Colouring Club @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Craft and Colouring Club (for adults) Fridays, 2.15-3.30pm at Theale Library (Starts 7th September) Bring along your craft project to work on or your felt pens and enjoy a char while you’re being creative. We[...]
2:30 pm Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Feb 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Friday, 2.30-4.30pm at Thatcham Library Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
3:45 pm Board games for children @ Morti... @ Mortimer Library
Board games for children @ Morti... @ Mortimer Library
Feb 15 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Board games for children @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom
Board Games for Children Every Friday, 3.45-5.45pm at Mortimer Library For children over 8 years This is a FREE drop-in session. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35192
4:00 pm Storytelling session @ Hungerfor... @ Hungerford Library
Storytelling session @ Hungerfor... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Storytelling session @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Storytelling Session for 7-10 years Every Friday at Hungerford library, from 4pm. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact the library Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35321
5:30 pm Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerfor... @ Hungerford Library
Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerfor... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Bookworms Book Group Third Friday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm at Hungerford Library. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/  
7:30 pm Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Call Me By Your Name - Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
A Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and Written by James IvoryWINNER BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD. Nominated for Four Oscars. Call Me by Your Name is the[...]
Feb
16
Sat
2019
9:30 am Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall. The Market runs[...]
10:00 am Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
This one-day workshop will cover: taps (changing washers and re-seating), fitting speed-fit and compression connections and pressure testing, cutting pipes and soldering, household isolation valves and an overview of various fittings.
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 16 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am ‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
'Love Hue' Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Love Hue Art Club For 7 years + (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult) 3rd Saturday of the month. 10.30am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library £2 per person – For more information, please contact[...]

Search for Greenham Control Tower Desk

Greenham Control Tower in the middle of Greenham Common is one of seven identical control towers built in the early 1950s, during the Korean War. The other six were located at fighter bases across the country.

Since 1993 when the Greenham Common airbase was decommissioned, the control tower has been disused and as a result is still largely in its original state, retaining more of its original character (unlike the other 5 remaining towers), which has resulted in Grade II listed status.

The Control Tower’s architecture reflects the two key phases of Cold War development at the Greenham Common airbase, being built in 1951 and upgraded in the 1980s.

In the case of the Isle of Man tower (although not one of the 5223a/51 tower types), ARI radar was installed in 1966 with a major upgrade in the early 80s making it into an AR-15, with a new metal desk built to accommodate the larger displays.  With the Greenham Tower also being upgraded in the 1980s, with the octagonal surveillance room being added, the asumption is that they would have also installed a metal desk.

What happened to the control desk?

As the Control Tower has been disused since the airbase closed in 1993, its interior was removed.  It may be that an aviation enthusiast managed to stop the desk from being scrapped and it is sitting in a garage somewhere?

If anyone knows if it still exists, has worked in the building or has any photographs of the Tower or the desk please contact   greenhamtower@gmail.com

If the original is unavailable the plan is to build a replica for the surveillance room and so any information would be appreciated. 

Any old photographs or memorabilia of Greenham Common that exist, as it has had a varied and interesting history, would also be useful.

Volunteers Needed

The charitable organisation is independent of the Parish Council and has taken over the running of the building.  The building will include a visitor centre, toilets and a cafe.  A team of volunteers are working hard to restore the Tower back to its former glory, with final preparations being made to open the Control Tower and the history within to the public.  Roles include guides, fundraising, cafe volunteers and event organisers, marketing and a groundsperson.

If you are interested and would like to volunteer please contact greenhamtower@gmail.com.

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