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1986 OSTLERS PLANTATION

    OSTLER'S PLANTATION IS NAMED AFTER 
 MR OSTLER WHO BOUGHT THE WOOD FROM    
 MR JOHN PARKINSON, WHO WAS LOOKING FOR
 COAL AND WENT BANKRUPT AFTER HE DIDN'T
 FIND ANY.MR OSTLER PLANTED  A FIR AND 
 OAK TREE FOREST. THE ORIGINAL FOREST  
 WAS BURNT DOWN.                       
  IN 1942 AN AIRFIELD WAS BUILT IN THE 
 AREA.THE AIRFIELD BETWEEN 1944/45 WAS 
 THE BASE OF 617 SQN(DAMBUSTERS).THE   
 RUNWAYS,AND MANY BUNKERS ARE STILL    
 INTACT;THOUGH HEAVILY QVERGROWN.      
  ON THE MAIN ROAD TO HORNCASTLE IF YOU
 LOOK TO YOUR RIGH YOU WILL SEE THE    
 TOWER ON THE MOOR.IT IS BELIEVED TO   
 HAVE BEEN BUILT IN THE 15 CENTURY AS A
 LOOKOUT TOWER FOR TATTERSHALL CASTLE. 
 THERE WAS ALSO A SECRET PASSAGE_LOST  
 NOW_TO TATTERSHALL CASTLE.            
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

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