Cardington Airsheds

The hangers at Cardington were built to house the great airships which would have revolutionised air travel. However, airships were filled with explosive hydrogen gas and several airships exploded resulting in airships as a form of mass transport being akin to walking down the motorway.

The sheds, I believe, are currently on the English Heritage At Risk register. This doesn’t mean that they are inappropriate towards children, but more that they are at risk of falling down. I also understand that one of the airsheds is currently home to HAV1, a project aiming to redevelop and restart airship transport using modern materials and science.

I’ve often seen the airsheds from the road connecting the M1 to Bedford but today I got really close. It is, of course, illegal and very difficult to take photographs while driving, so instead I tried to imitate the quality of doing so from a stationary car. Honest.
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A Day Out in West Yorkshire

I apologise about the quality. I’m still getting to grips with my new camera phone.

Emley Moor mast

 

Emley Moor Mast
It’s like a giant willy! Piercing the sky, broadcasting it’s signal far and wide
The Bottom




View! View! Look how far you can see!



This is Yorkshire. Thirty years ago all that would have been coal mines


Gnomepants Manor. Yeah right! I wish


There is something sexual about canal boats entering a tunnel.


Here there be trains



In Yorkshire, even the sheep are made of steel.


All high streets in England look like this. Honest.


Essential for making a good rissoto.

Fire

In the cold light of day, last nights inferno seems like a small conflagration. But on inspecting the photographic evidence I collected this morning, it is clear that the blaze was of hellish proportions.

Photos of the remains of a fire at a sleepily quiet semirural village in South Yorkshire