Aparently this was an RAF base in Oxenhope near Howarth outside of Bradford in the UK. Its a pretty remote spot and would have been even more remote
in the 50s/60s when the roads werent as amazing and there was little motorway infrastructure (or was being built at the time). (ive read one post on
here regards Oxenhope but it looks like there was no def answer on it).
Its not used at the momment (apart from what looks to be a new mobile phone mast), Im pretty sure its not being used for anything interesting these
days, but I'd really like to know what it was used for in the 50/60/70/80s. Some information I've got says it was used for monitoring air traffic
etc. during the cold war.
As far as I know this place was used by Bradford University in the 90s until about 1998 when some radio telescope equipment there got struck by
lighting and they moved their lab to Tenerife. The location still has Bradford Uni signs on it but the place seems to be no longer used. Any signage
relating to MOD or the RAF seems to have been removed. All though the main road is covered in electric fencing, Im putting this down to farmers trying
to keep sheep of the road. There are some footpaths around it but they lead to nothing, just non passable moorland.
Prior to Bradford Uni using the site in the 90s I have no information as to what this base was used for.
Locally everyone I know refers to this place as the '2 headed monkey research lab' because no one really knows what its for, and when you try and
walk around it, it's either too boggy or what you want to see is just over the brow of the hill.
Questions I've got are:
What was this place intended for?
Why does the ground look to be disturbed behind the base
What are the concrete cylinders for coming out of the ground? Are they sign post foundations? Look a bit big - and why cover them? If I open one up
will it be like Lost - I dont want to be typing numbers in every 108minutes.
Why is there so much infrastructure (power running to it etc) there for 3 above ground small buildings.
Why is there no information about this place!?
There was a post about RAF Oxenhope on here in 2004, the last post said some of the posters where going to meet up to check it out, but never posted
Have I gone mental taking picks of moorland bogs?
What was this place? Anyone with any information?
Click here to see some photos and stuff Ive took: Let me know if Im on the wrong track with this one set my mind to rest