January 18, 2013 10.12 am This story is over 112 months old

Lincoln surveyors acquire former RAF bomber base

Strange acquisition: Lincoln surveyors Hodgson Elkington acquired a more peculiar premises — a former Bomb Aimer’s training premises with a colourful past.

Lincoln surveyors Hodgson Elkington have recently acquired a more peculiar premises — a former Bomb Aimer’s training premises.

The old Lancaster bomber base at Linwood Grange on Martin Moor was originally known as RAF Metheringham during the Second World War.

The premises was used for training bomb aimers by suspending them from the ceiling of the two-storey building, and they would practice the concept of studying aerial photographs from a great height, which would help make sure they dropped bombs in the correct location.

Since then, the site has been refurbished and used for a number of commercial purposes, and is currently used as a haulage yard and depot, with the building pictured being used as admin offices.

Sam Elkington managed to acquire the premises and the purchase on behalf of his clients, where it will continue its use in the haulage industry.

Sam Elkington said: “This is probably one of the most unusual acquisitions that I have had over the past few years.

“Whilst being remote in its location, the former technical site does offer good value commercial space, and at the same time helps preserve part of the County’s heritage.”