Friday, 22 October 2010
RAF Langham in North Norfolk was closed in 1961, and the land was purchased by Bernard Matthews for his turkeys. The black dome pictured served as a gunnery training centre - a film projector was placed in the centre of the building that would project a 180 degree image on the interior of the dome for trainees to fire at with a dummy machine gun. If that makes no sense whatsoever, here's a short film about a temporary dome that should illustrate the principle.
Lots more information here, including visiting times and details of how you can help restore the dome to its former glory.
Even more proof to support my theory that Norfolk is the hauntological county of the UK.