RAF Harwell was a Royal Air Force airfield in former Berkshire, England, near the village of Harwell, later the site of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The site is now in Oxfordshire. (taken from Wikipedia
I started working at Diamond which is on the Ruterford site and I always wondered how much of the old RAF site was still left, some parts I could see like the old Hangers and runways but when on Hanger was demolished I thought I should record what could be seen. The site is vast and at first you could not see much beyond security fence of Harwell but then it moved so it was time to find out what was there.
This was the longest runway and most likely the one the previous photo. Diamond Light source was built across part of it.
Just recently I found out about a runway light that was visible
The outline is clear though the metal is rusty and lens has gone
This is now called Fermi Avenue which was the second of the runways at RAF Harwell, during the 1950;s a US air force jet made an emergency landing here.
This was the Third runway which bisected the other two again Diamond was built on part of it which prior to that was used for a car park by Rutherford.
Track leading to the old bomb store
Since writing this I have found a wartime account by Jim Jones who was there during that time, it is worth reading