Wednesday, 23 March 2016

RAF Barnham - Was a Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility

Back at the end of February about 18 members the Cambridge Camera Club visited RAF Barnham. The trip was organised by Alan Clarke (Thank's Alan for a great afternoon out)

The paragraph below is taken from Wikipedia

During the 1950s and 60s a part of RAF Barnham was set aside as high-security storage facility for nuclear weapons. This area of the site is now a scheduled monument.[1] Earlier than that, Barnham had been used as a chemical weapons store and filling station from 22 August 1939. In the early 1960s, the nuclear weapons storage facility was put up for sale, and now forms the Gorse Industrial Estate. The Chemical weapon store and former chemical weapon filling station, on a site used in the First World War for testing the first tanks.
The site has its own web site that can be found here

Situated on the edge of Thetford Heath, this Scheduled Monument to the Cold War is adjacent to a nature reserve






















The Address of the site is
Elveden Road, Barnham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PH


Saturday, 19 March 2016

Crufts 2016 Post 1 of 2 - Dogs

125th Annual International Dog Show - Crufts 2016.

Sue and I, with Sister-in-law and husband visited Crufts, the Worlds biggest dog show at the NEC in Birmingham on Saturday 12th March. Excellent day out. I took my travel camera, Olympus OMD EM1 with two lenses, the Olympus M.40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens and the Olympus M.12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens. Most of these pictures were taken with the 40-150mm. The lighting in theses venues are always challenging and most of the time I was shooting at 2000ISO. Most of the images below are also cropped to remove unwanted distractions.























Guernsey 16 - Les Vardes Quarry Nature Walk

We met up with the Guernsey Camera Clubs at a Quarry operated by Ronez. In 2015 the company created a short 50 minute nature walk around the...