RAF Martlesham Heath (Part 1) – a long and distinguished history.

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On the outskirts of Ipswich close to the former Cold War bases at Woodbridge and Bentwaters, is what is perhaps a model of the future, of many of our wartime airfields. Built upon with town housing hidden in the ‘Village’ idea, it is a place with major industry and retail parks, where the few remains that exist are hidden amongst the pathways and roads of this large conurbation. However, not all is lost, a museum and modern use of many of its original structures ensure the history of this once busy airfield are not lost forever.  In Trail 40 we head to the southern reaches of East Anglia, to the the outskirts of Ipswich and the former site that was once RAF Martlesham Heath.

RAF Martlesham Heath (Station 369).

Martlesham Heath was opened in 1917, and until it closed in 1963, was the home to a very large number of military units. It…

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King Jackpot UK – Best Online Bingo and Casino Site

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About King Jackpot UK

King Jackpot UK is a 3D best online bingo site that is on the Wagerworks and Leapfrog software platform. You do need to download the software in order to play here, but don’t panic – it’s a safe and secure download.
The theme of the bingo site is rather medieval and holds a purple colour scheme. When you’re inside the site you will find images relating to kings, queens and knights among other characters. There’s not a lot going on in terms of promotions and I find that the people who are behind this website can be rather slow in removing old and outdated promotions. Although the site did change hands in 2015 and this may improve.
Once the download has been completed the first time there will be a shortcut to the bingo site displayed on your desktop home screen. This allows you to be able…

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Many Opponents to AMTRAK Scheme To Bypass Southeastern Connecticut Towns

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Opposition to the proposed Amtrak bypass through southeastern Connecticut is more than bipartisan: It has become multi-partisan.

A recent statement warning that bullet-train tracks would erode New London’s tax base and damage historic sites was co-signed by the leaders of New London’s Republican, Democratic and Green parties.

“It is rare that political parties reach consensus on an issue, but on this we are united,” says their letter to federal railroad regulators.

For the past year and a half, the Amtrak bypass idea has been creating uncommon alliances throughout the region. Business leaders stand alongside environmentalists in fighting it, and politically conservative and liberal homeowners alike are pressing regulators to scuttle the plan.

It is a really “knock down and drag them out” battle. AMTRAK and the Federal Rail Admintration have spent all kinds of money. They keep talking about not “destroying historic towns”. Everybody wants to go to court.

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