History of Repairs

The completion of this project would not have been possible without the generosity and support of Leekes of Crosshands, PGS of Johnston, Peter Dunn of St. Brides, Ken Bowen & Sons of Fishguard and MLS of Neyland.

This aerial photograph shows how Ripperston looked from the air in 1944. The slideshow following this image, shows images which were taken in the 1970’s, when the buildings were in use as pig farm and later as a puppy farm. This was before we moved into Ripperston ourselves, in 1998. These photographs, along with the aerial shot, were kindly given to us by Malcolm Cullen of Marloes.

Aerial Map 1944

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The following images are of the buildings as they were during the early part of our ownership.  We decided to start a repair programme to save the buildings from further decay. They became a summer haven for local teenagers – friends of our daughter and members of Sea Cadets of which she was a keen member enjoyed the freedom of ‘camping’ away from home but with a roof over their heads. It became clear that we needed to do extensive repairs were we to save these buildings and so, as you will see from this last section of images, we embarked on a full repair project which took us many years, was demanding but highly rewarding.

The following slideshows are a short record

of our progress.

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So there it is.

Even now we are behind with our photographs – the latest improvements in Beaufighter are still to be photographed. It is now a twin room with two gorgeous Edwardian Beds which make an excellent 6′ Super King-size when requested. The bedside tables are yet to arrive.

The works have come a long way since we originally created these webpages; as funds allow we have a continuous maintenance and improvement programme.

It is now early June, 2022. After some well needed time off, John will be concentrating on building a mock radar display with plotting table & tote board in the Ops room. We have had some wonderful items donated to us and, once complete, we shall be inviting visitors to engage in a mock ‘ground controlled interception’. That is our dream – we hope you might be able to join us.

Thank you for reading our History of Works.

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