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    Default Referendum to Change Parish Name

    Personally, I don't see the point; people already know the area as Lighthorne Heath, why change it?

    http://www.stratford-herald.com/1018...rish-name.html

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    I don't see the point either, but wonder if is down to past association with the airfield? From memory, it wasn't held in particularly high regard.

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    Hmm, that's not something I'm familiar with. Do you know much of the story, Rebbonk?

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    I really can't remember Lex, it was a long time ago and I wasn't based at Gaydon for very long. I believe Lighthorne Heath was used as quarters for airfield staff. There were also quarters for staff for the ammo depot nearby.

    Thinking aloud, I'm wondering if it has anything to do with possible nuclear contamination? One of the old airfield hangars was said to have suffered some sort of contamination and (IIRC) there were several workers went down with possible radiation linked health problems. But, it was never proven and no radioactive contamination was found, despite an investigation.

    There's a lot there that's still classified, I believe that there are plenty of underground facilities in existence.

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    Lex, airfield information exchange (Airfield Research Group) may have some info on Gaydon. I know I posted a few things (unrelated to this) a while back.

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    Thanks Rebbonk - I'll look it up.

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