raf upwood | the usaf have left the building

Considering its sturdy 1930s construction, and the fact that the site had been derelict for less than five years, the amount of water damage was considerable. Water constantly dripped through the concrete ceilings – leading to huge growths of mould and moss.

This reminded me of the Officers’ and Sergeants Mess. Offkilter and I found several rooms knee deep in bracken and ferns – spreading their roots in the lush carpets.

© 2002 | Simon Cornwell