Updated 16th June 2019
AIR PICTURE EXCLUSIVE
Our drone has been busy again.
The Pickett-Hamilton Fort has been returned to the former airfield.
Planning permission was granted by Warrington Borough Council for the creation of a public art installation formed by the relocation of the Fort. The Fort was excavated just before Christmas 2018. Consent to excavate the Fort was approved via Scheduled Monument Consent. Historic England and the Land Trust gave their approval. Details about the planning application can be found at:
Warrington Borough Council
Planning Application Details
It is pleasing to see that the Fort we found, one of the last remaining structures on the airfield will be preserved and displayed for future generations.
The new location of the Fort is a little south of its original location. It has been placed in a raised, landscaped area with footpath access (when it is opened to the public).
These pictures were taken on 29th December 2018 and show the original location of the Fort during its excavation.
1st September 2018
Take a birds eye view of the Pickett-Hamilton fort that was discovered by the owners of this web site.
The first view of the airfield is looking south towards G-site. The camera pans round towards Tech site. Dominos Pizza and Asda warehouses lie beside the M62, once aligned with the main runway. On the opposite side can be seen buildings where A and E sites were located. The camera then zooms into the Pickett-Hamilton Fort. Protected from the developers by fencing.