Along one edge of Greenham Common, a small village of the old airbase buildings has been left, and are in modern use for small businesses - a motorcycle training outfit, car body shops, and so on.
Adjacent to this village, on the common itself, there lies a small cluster of un-demolished artefacts. I have no idea why those who made the decisions chose to leave these intact, but intact they certainly are, though the buildings you can see here are impenetrable.
In this album you will see:-
-- The chlorination building. The Americans shunned the town water supply and dug an artesian well of their own. This building chlorinated the supply and made it safe to drink. You can see in the pictures the evidence left behind by the minimum-IQ cretins who have tried to steal metal from the electrical substation adjoining the building. Morons.
--The firemens' practice plane. Too big and heavy for even the subhumans to attempt to steal, this giant was apparently used by the airbase firemen to practice their skills upon.
--An unknown building. I cannot for the life of me imagine what this was. It did have windows, now bricked up, but the shape of it makes it seem unlikely that it was designed for human use. The fat pipe on one side, now filled with concrete, provides no indication as to the purpose of the building.
Finally, just a few oddities from the general area. I think the last one might well be a lighting standard support. Not sure, but there is a handful of these dotted about the common.
The water chlorination building
Unspeakable moronic imbeciles looking for metal to sell as scrap have just totally destroyed the electrical substation
Those same cretins have knocked a hole in this wall to see what's inside....
... though they inexplicably stopped short of entering to investigate these boxes
Transformer? I don't know, but you can see where the subhumans have cut off the copper wiring
The firefighters' practice plane
No matter how hot and dry the summer, there's always a few inches of water in there
That poor excuse for a fence wouldn't keep anybody out - not that there's any real reason to go in there
Moving along from the plane we reach .....
"The Bat Building"
I cannot think of any purpose for this building. What was the fat pipe there? Why is it filled with concrete?
That sign at the top used to say that bats used this building to roost, and it was therefore illegal to tamper with it in any way
Though there are those that have tried
One of a handful of such items of hardware scattered about the common. Purpose unknown, but guess: floodlight supports
Very very hidden away, these artefacts lie near a big water drainage arrangement, originally designed to drain rain off the runway