Not the usual sort of video we produce but this thing is awesome. The worlds largest aircraft takes to the sky for its first flight. Capable of saying up in the air for more than two weeks at a time, or carrying 10 tonnes of load and it probably uses less fuel than my land rover.
Parc lead mine – a wet cold and rapidly deteriorating place that was the location of the Bidston Tidal Experiment which aimed to measure the tilt of the coastline due to the movement of the tides.
Even with favourable tides it still takes an hour from land to reach these isolated monsters which protected London against the Nazi bombs and rockets of World War II. They are now abandoned and unused, rusting in the water 6 miles from the coast around the Thames Estuary.
A former ordnance storage facility next to the now-abandoned Cambridge-Bedford railway line is now used as a radio astronomy site.
The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory’s one mile radio telescope, gazing back to the earliest days of the universe since 1964.
The former RAF and USAF base at Greenham Common, including the GAMA compound that housed the mobile nuclear cruise missiles during the 80’s and early 90’s.