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The Army commandered one of the fields during the second World War and installed a pair of long-range guns in a turret. The square shape in the middle-distance, 20mm in from the right-hand edge, was a brick radar post, while midway between that and the edge of the picture is a gun turret, housing a pair of long-range naval guns. They just looked as though they had been lifted straight off the deck of a battleship. (We actually had part of a bedroom ceiling come down one night because of them.) I believe it a short while after the war, before the guns were removed.
Now as to the farm' it had its western boundary, entrance, farm house and outbuildings just off White Horse Hill, just at the top of the hill, as it begins to level off. The fields extended eastwards to adjoining the back gardens of the houses in Green Lane. 
Photo courtesy of Ken Hillyard
The Army commandered one of the fields during the second World War and installed a pair of long-range guns in a turret. The square shape in the middle-distance, 20mm in from the right-hand edge, was a brick radar post, while midway between that and the edge of the picture is a gun turret, housing a pair of long-range naval guns. They just looked as though they had been lifted straight off the deck of a battleship. (We actually had part of a bedroom ceiling come down one night because of them.) I believe it a short while after the war, before the guns were removed.
Now as to the farm' it had its western boundary, entrance, farm house and outbuildings just off White Horse Hill, just at the top of the hill, as it begins to level off. The fields extended eastwards to adjoining the back gardens of the houses in Green Lane. 
Photo courtesy of Ken Hillyard




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