Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Gloster Meteor F Mk.4 RA487

Gloster Meteor F Mk.4 RA487
Another bit of an outing with Pat to the Hagg Side Meteor today showed that the wreckage pile has grown (click on the picture for notation showing which bits are new)

Usually wreckage piles just shrink as the anoraks take bits home, never seen one grow before!

Anyone know what these new bits are, and where they came from?

It has been suggested elsewhere that these have been added to the pile "by curious walkers", but I've been to the site several times before and searched the vicinity from various directions and I've never seen them (or indeed any other substantial scattered bits) before. Apparently they were already there last June.

Location: SK 16579 89040 (supersedes previous, this one is the average of 150 readings)


Anonymous said...

Hi Sean I was up there in May 09 the parts were present then, see my Flickr page.

I agree with the fact that there aren’t any more substantial parts laying anywhere close to the wreckage pile I spent a good 2 hours looking round that day but found nothing.

Sean said...

Cheers Dave,

I'll look back at an unpublished photo I have of the intervening period. What's puzzling me it that I couldn't see anything around the site before these bits arrived, and also that the bits don't look very weathered or rusty, despite only being thin steel.