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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Nov 12, 2018
Delighted to help with the beer launch. Good luck with the future success of the restoration.
Oct 30, 2018
Good luck with your fundraising, supporting you all the way.
Sep 22, 2018
Good luck with a project that could do much to keep the memory alive of Tangmere's important role in aviation for nearly 50 years.
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Jun 23, 2018
Hi Neil. I think it's great what you are doing for the tower. I have watched with sadness as it fell into increasing disrepair and hoped such an important part of our heritage would be saved.
Jun 18, 2018
A highly worthwhile cause, please keep me posted on progress.
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