RAF Glatton Pass Form (1946)

An RAF pass form granting permission to leave base for a trip to a hospital at Nelson, Lancashire in 1946.

Glatton (actually Conington but named Glatton to avoid confusion with Coningsby!) was used by the USAAF as a bomber base through to August 1945 after which it was returned to the RAF’s Bomber Command until being closed and sold off in 1948.

Conington Castle (c.1912)

A rare shot of Conington Castle from around 1912. The castle was situated just south of Conington, a mere stone throw from the present A1(M) and dated, in part, back to the 1500s. Conington Castle was demolished in 1953 but a former stable block and Butlers accommodation remain and have been turned into a family home called Conington House which is now owned by the Rochester Bridge Trust Foundation.