I am doing some archaeological research on behalf of “Eight In The East” who are currently recording what is left of Ridgewell Airfield.
We have found two buildings at Tilbury Juxta Clare, located about 20ft from the entrance to the church of St Margaret and opposite the War Memorial.
Initial thoughts were they could be the remains of a Piquet Post, but a friend remembers the site in the mid 50’s as being a derelict garage. Graffiti inside suggests it was built in November 1944 but it is not known if it was converted to a garage at a later date.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR PHOTOS PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.
Sites like this are a National Heritage and could be lost to local history forever.
Thank you in anticipation.