Weʼre raising £20,000 to start the initial stages of rescuing and restoring this iconic and historic war-time building from obscurity and dereliction.
- Tangmere, Chichester, UK
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The control tower at RAF Tangmere oversaw the most important aerial battles in British history, the most perilous covert flights behind enemy lines, and the greatest feats of valour by celebrated fighter pilots. In later years, the control tower witnessed air speed records and the first flying lesson of HRH The Prince of Wales before the base finally closed in 1970. The very existence of the building is threatened today after more than thirty years of dereliction and vandalisrm.
Already listed, the building has recently been placed on the 'Heritage at Risk' Register and a local community of historians, councillors, community representatives and academics have now come together to save and restore this iconic building so that it can once again tell its fascinating and pivotal story, and take its place as a new community facility for the village of Tangmere and the wider area.
We are now asking for donations to begin the task of securing the future of the control tower. Our first steps will include gaining access to the building (the doors and windows have been bricked-up for years) so that a conservation architect can assess the state of the fabric so that we can plan for the next stages of work. Once this crucial first stage has been completed we can start planning the renovation work that needs to take place, so please give generously, Tangmere Control Tower needs you!
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Mar 15, 2019
Thanks for your efforts Neil. This is important work you are undertaking for our country's heritage and to remember the brave airmen and women who served at Tangmere.
Mar 15, 2019
Mar 15, 2019
Thanks for your efforts with this Neil. It is so sad that such a historical building has been allowed to deteriorate to such a sad state. We fully support this initiative.
Mar 14, 2019
Brilliant exercise - we used to live in Tangmere and to see the tower falling into further derelection was so sad.
Mar 6, 2019
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