By Mark McConville
AT A time when Brexit might drive this lost government site to reopen – eerie images have revealed the abandoned remains of a former RAF airfield that was once set to be an immigration centre.
Complete with a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi, the haunting pictures also show the large hangar with an RAF vehicle left behind, an old mess hall with rows of tables and chairs and the bedrooms where aircraft servicemen would have slept.
Other striking shots show a room filled with bags of rubbish and rotting petrol pumps that would have once fuelled the military vehicles.
The spooky snaps were taken at RAF High Ercall by an urban explorer known only as The Elusive.
“This is a mish-mash of old buildings that have had multiple uses throughout history; RAF Airfield and accommodation, mechanics training workshop, removal company, police training unit and BT Centre.
“It was even a proposed immigration site at one time but, everything has been left in the condition you can see for at least 10 years when I visited.
“I just love the way nature has taken everything back. I loved the old prices of beer and the items left around the place like with other sites has a feeling of folks just being here despite it being left for such a long time.
“Most people are surprised the amount of things to photograph that is still in there the state of the accommodations.
“I’ve been in worse hotels over the years. Looks very post apocalyptic in places and I wouldn’t fancy a swim in the pool.”
RAF High Ercall is a former Royal Air Force station situated near the village of High Ercall, seven miles northeast of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.
From 1942 the airfield was also used by the United States Army 8th Air Force’s 309 Fighter Squadron.