Weʼve raised £11,040 to start the initial stages of rescuing and restoring this iconic and historic war-time building from obscurity and dereliction.
- Tangmere, Chichester, UK
- Funded on Tuesday, 24th March 2020
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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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Jan 12, 2020
Just returned from USA where we visited Goxhill Tower which was dismantled, transported to Virginia Beach and reassembled as part of a military aviation museum. Saving history is essential. Well done!
Dec 23, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
This project is painfully overdue! My best wishes go out to everyone who is now making this happen. Great news.
Sep 29, 2019
I hope this helps!
Sep 14, 2019
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