Corrugated iron club
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10.9.03 – Really like the idea of your web site. Although my own research is related to 626 Squadron which flew Lancasters from RAF Wickenby in Lincolnshire during WWII, you cannot research a WWII Bomber Squadron without coming across Nissen Huts, they appeared all over the airfields. Nissen Huts were put to all kinds of uses, from stores to accommodation and from offices to NAAFI establishments. I have always found information about Nissen Huts difficult to come by so thought I would add my own contribution to your site. Below is a picture of a classic WWII RAF accommodation Nissen Hut for your collection.
If anyone should come across detailed plans of WWII Nissen Huts I would certainly like to hear from them.
You can read more about Nissen Huts in the May 1999 issue of “Civil Engineering Surveyor”
An essay on Tin Tabernacles by Lizzie Induni
David Rowell and Co. : a 19th century Corrugated Iron buildings catalogue
Corrugated Iron Buildings in County Durham by Norman Emery.
See some examples of Tin Tabernacles: Start at Draycott in the Clay and click on to follow the Tabernacle “pilgrimage” …
You can also look at Tin Tabernacles on Ian Smith’s excellent web-site: www.tintabernacles.com