Tag : WWII

Woodrow High House
Jun 2nd, 2012 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | Portfolio | 14 Comments

Woodrow High House, Buckinghamshire

The central block with later wings Woodrow High House (formerly Woodside House), near Amersham in Buckinghamshire, was built in the 17th century. During the English Civil War (1642–1651) Oliver Cromwell,...

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Bristol Beaufighter © 404 Squadron R.C.A.F.
Mar 20th, 2012 | | Colour Services | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter Mk X with rockets. This machine is NE255/EE-H of No. 404 Squadron RCAF, of RAF Coastal Command at RAF Davidstow Moor, 21 August 1944. The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply...

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The Painting of Buildings - 1946
Jan 10th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Painting of Buildings – HMSO 1946 (1)

Part I - The General Nature of Paints Towards the end of 1941 the Minister of Works established a series of committees to investigate and report on the problems likely to be faced in post-war building. ‘The...

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Walpamur colour card
Nov 15th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 49 Comments

Walpamur

I have already written about two other significant brands of Water Paint in the twentieth century - Thomas Parsons' Parlyte Water Paint and Duresco - the 'King of Water Paints'. However, it is perhaps Walpamur, the...

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Admiralty Lookout - Radley House Partnership
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Exterior | Government | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

Admiralty Lookout

Admiralty Lookout - marked The Admiralty Lookout and Port War Signal Station, located at the southern limit of the grounds of Dover Castle, is set hundreds of feet above sea-level on the edge of the White Cliffs of...

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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 35 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the ceiling of the dome
Dec 10th, 2010 | | Monuments | Portfolio | No Comments

Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede

The Air Forces Memorial, or Runnymede Memorial, near Egham, Surrey, England is a memorial dedicated to some 20,456 men and women from the British Empire who were lost in operations from World War II. The memorial...

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Patrick Baty has carried out an analysis of the paint on the exteriors of many of the buildings on this site in order to learn about its wartime appearance
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

RAF Bicester

RAF Bicester was established in 1918. From 1918-1920 it was a three squadron training depot. It was closed from March 1920-January 1928 before becoming a one squadron bomber station. From 1939 until 1944 it...

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Bentley Priory - Front
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory was originally built in 1766 and was significantly extended in 1788, by Sir John Soane, for John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn. As a result of his influence the Priory soon became a rendezvous...

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Patrick Baty was asked to advise on the decoration of the lending hall and the main stairs
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

London Library

The London Library is the world's largest independent lending library. It was founded in 1841 by by a group of men who included Thomas Carlyle, who was dissatisfied with some of the policies at the British Library....

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