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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