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Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall

Hidden in the woodland of Tattershall Thorpe Carr are many reminders of RAF Woodhall

"The woods were used as part of RAF Woodhall Spa, and housed the famous 617 (Dambusters) squadron for most of the war along with several other RAF regiments.

Many remnants from this period are clearly visible in the wood, including Air-raid shelters, sewerage ejector houses, fire ponds, tracks and transformer bases"

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/46879/4292-tattershall-carrs.pdf 

Similar structures also visible in the neighbouring woodland of Tattershall Carr. "Tattershall Carrs is one of the last remaining remnants of ancient wet alder-dominated woodland that once ringed the margins of the Fens"

DB 23 August 2020

Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall

Interior of one of the air raid shelters in Tattershall Thorpe Carr.

DB 23 August 2020

Tattershall Carr, RAF Woodhall, air raid shelter
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall

Another reminder of RAF Woodhall hidden in Tattershall Thorpe Carr.

DB 23 August 2020

Tattershall Thorpe Carr, RAF Woodhall
Tattershall Thorpe, Anglo Saxon anvil
Tattershall Thorpe, Anglo Saxon anvil
Tattershall Thorpe, Anglo Saxon anvil

This innocuous-looking piece of iron is actually an important are rare survival.

It is a portable metalworking anvil, excavated as part of a grave assemblage at Tattershall Thorpe in 1981, and at the time the only example of its type known from Britain.

The grave assemblage was that of a travelling smith and contained a treasure trove of tools and scraps intended for recycling.

Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection

Tattershall, Thorpe, anvil, smith, iron
Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn
Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn
Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn

"Public house. Early C17 with Cl9 and C20 alterations. Mud and stud, partly underbuilt in painted brick"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1215322 

Village information board states that "It was a favourite haunt for airmen during World War II. The ceiling in the bar has signatures of many of the RAF personnel stationed at the Coningsby airfield"

http://www.bluebell-inn.com/ 

DB 18 April 2018 

Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn, Mud and stud
Tattershall Thorpe, Methodist Chapel & War Memorial
Tattershall Thorpe, Methodist Chapel & War Memorial
Tattershall Thorpe, Methodist Chapel & War Memorial

Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1865 with War Memorial Arch in front.

War memorial is a listed structure :-

"Nothing is known about the designer or craftsman, and despite research having been carried out locally, it is not known when the memorial was erected"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1412603

DB 18 April 2018  

 

Tattershall Thorpe, Wesleyan, Methodist Chapel, War Memorial
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

"The Thorpe Camp Preservation Group established the Visitor Centre in 1988 to commemorate those Airmen who flew from the airfield in World War II"

http://thorpecamp.wixsite.com/visitorscentre 

"The centre was formerly part of No.1 Communal Site, RAF Woodhall Spa"

Buildings have been restored and a large collection of artifacts are displayed. 

DB 11 July 2015

Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Preservation Group, RAF Woodhall Spa
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

1940's re-enactment weekend 2015 attended by living history re-enactor groups from around the country 

DB 11 July 2015

Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp, 1940's re-enactment
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

1940's re-enactment weekend 2015 attended by living history re-enactor groups from around the country 

DB 11 July 2015

Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp, 1940's re-enactment
Tattershall Thorpe, Village Sign
Tattershall Thorpe, Village Sign
Tattershall Thorpe, Village Sign

Displayed next to B1192 at northern entrance to the village.

DB 18 April 2018 

Tattershall Thorpe, Village Sign