Tyne and Wear HER(5673): Longbenton, Coach Lane, Barrage Balloon Centre - Details
Longbenton, Coach Lane, Barrage Balloon Centre
Barrage Balloon Centre
This was the Barrage Balloon Centre of RAF Longbenton. It included four barrage balloon sites for mooring balloons, a number of air raid shelters and sme slit trenches. Associated buildings were quite extensive. An airship hangar was photographed in 1992. Now demolished. Surrounded by timber huts. There was a complex of pillboxes in this area (HER 5433,5434 and 5436).
<< HER 5673 >> Pers. Comm. Chris Hamilton, 2003, Winlaton; English Heritage Hadrian's Wall WHS Mapping Project, 2008, 1317918; Aerial Photograph RAF 106G/LA/181 2006 16-MAR-1945, RAF 106G/UK/1193 4255 27-FEB-1946