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Airship Hangars At Cardington

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Viper28
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Airship Hangars At Cardington

Post by Viper28 » Sat May 05, 2012 8:46 pm

Decided to take some pictures of the old airship hangars at Shortstown / Cardington and then HDR process them. For those of you who don't know these are 812-foot long monsters used to build the R100 and R101 airships back in the late 1920's.

Hangar-1, were R100 was built, is in pretty bad repair these days. Hangar-2 is much better and used as a movie set.

Still haven't got a clue what I'm doing with HDR / Photomatrix!

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Re: Airship hangars At Cardington

Post by SteveS » Sat May 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Nice, the RAF Museum reserve collection was housed here for a while I believe.

Steve

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Re: Airship hangars At Cardington

Post by Lowfly11 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:10 pm

I would have thought these hangars are a listed building.

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Re: Airship hangars At Cardington

Post by dervish » Mon May 07, 2012 8:44 am

Lowfly11 wrote:I would have thought these hangars are a listed building.
They are:
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/res ... id=1114165" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/res ... id=1136810" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Listing is of little use unless there is active maintenance though.
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Re: Airship hangars At Cardington

Post by Lowfly11 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:27 pm

dervish wrote:
Lowfly11 wrote:I would have thought these hangars are a listed building.
They are:
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/res ... id=1114165" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/res ... id=1136810" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Listing is of little use unless there is active maintenance though.
..Thanks Dervish for this info.Regards Tim (Lowfly11) :thumb:

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