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£11,040
raised of £20,000 target by 71 supporters

    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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    Story

    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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      2 years ago
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    Page last updated on: 3/4/2020 18.39

    Supporters

    71

    • Christine

      Christine

      Mar 4, 2020

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 4, 2020

      £20.00

    • Sharon Rogers

      Sharon Rogers

      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!

      £30.00

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson

      Dec 23, 2019

      Great work

      £20.00

    • Craig White

      Craig White

      Oct 27, 2019

      This project is painfully overdue! My best wishes go out to everyone who is now making this happen. Great news.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 29, 2019

      I hope this helps!

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 14, 2019

      £10.00

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    Neil Thomas

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    Tangmere, Chichester, UK

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