This is our largest project to date, and it’s not an OB truck or a generator!
As we stated in our recent press release, we have bought a building at Hemswell Cliff near Lincoln to house our collection of historically significant broadcasting equipment.
The building was originally the Sergeants’ Mess at the former RAF Hemswell, built in the 1930s. We have almost 30,000 square feet of floor space set in 2 acres of grounds. Many of the other former RAF buildings nearby are now the largest antiques centre in Europe.
After its days as a sergeants mess parts of the building have been used as a pub (The Gunners Arms) and a community centre. It’s been empty and neglected for about ten years.
There is a two-storey main block, a pair of two-storey wings and a single storey annexe. We have three large halls plus around 100 smaller rooms which range from large cupboards to garages.
Various people and organisations have supported us so far in our efforts, you can see them on the “thanks” page and, if you can help, there is an email address to contact us.
The University of Lincoln brought their Matterport camera and produced a walk-through of part of our building, this can be seen on the Hemswell Tour page.
Further photographs will be uploaded soon, so that you can see our progress as we restore this historic building.