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 1946 Aerial Photo of Arborfield Hall

Reading Road, Church Lane, Greensward Lane and Walden Avenue

Reading Road further west to the River Loddon

Arborfield Road from Shinfield to Loddon Bridge

Arborfield Hall and the River Loddon

The former 'Starfish' decoy site

Shinfield from Cutbush Lane to the Loddon


Modern aerial photo of Arborfield Hall Farm and Arborfield Grange, courtesy of Multimap

Squatters and Hut-Dwellers at Arborfield Hall, 1946-1953

RAF aerial photo of Lower Arborfield and Shinfield, dated 10th March 1946, ref. 4042, reproduced by permission of the National Monuments Record, English Heritage.

From Arborfield Hall towards Arborfield Grange and Church Lane

Arborfield Hall was requisitioned during WWII for use by the RAF, and then by the US Army.  The field between the Hall (top left) and the Grange (bottom right corner) has been heavily marked by Army vehicles.

The remains of the old church can just be seen among the trees.

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