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Updated: 3 Mar 08

Opened: <= 1940

Closed: 1945

Reopened: Sep 1945

Closed: Apr 1946

Blankney Hall opened to the military in or before 1940 and functioned as the Digby Sector ops room from Nov 1941 until 1945.

The male personnel, such as the radio mechs of the ops room, were billeted in the stables. This did not stop all forms of fraternisation, despite the WAAF officers who patrolled the shrubery with a torch at night.

Before the end of 1945 it closed, re-opening the same September and was renamed Lincolnshire Sector HQ in November. It fulfilled this purpose until Mar 1946, closing the next month.

 

It was often thought that one of the WAAFs stationed at Blankney Hall was responsible for it burning down, by leaving her iron on.

The Hall was finally demolished in 1960 and Blankney is now home to a rather fine Golf Club.

 

 

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