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Dating 19th century photographs hats

Your amazing contributions to the Moments in Time photo series have really blown us away here Archives Outside.In fact, it became our most successful series on the blog after just the second post!

The local air training squadron had its gliding school moved here from Westley, although it had been used for gliding purposes for several years as an adjunct to Westley.Honington remained as HQ for the American VIII AF Fighter Command until 26th February 1946.This meant that of the 122 bases of the Mighty Eighth, it was the last to be vacated.You have used such a variety of methods in dating the featured photos that we thought you’d like to share them in one place and help out those who are new to the ‘craft’.For instance, do you date photos from: the clothing people are wearing; the cars you see; the progress of building construction; the appearance of telegraph poles; an historic event…or something unusual?Proceeds were donated to St Dunstan's Hostel for the Blind.

On 8th August No 3 Group's Major Servicing Unit was installed at RAF Mildenhall, and the two operational squadrons were then removed to RAF Wyton.

In March 1946 RAF Transport Command moved in at Honington, and the base would become crucial to the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49.

RAF Honington has since seen Canberras, the Valiant V-Bomber, Buccaneers and Tornadoes.

After the war Stradishall left 3 Group and passed to 48 Group Transport Command and in August 1945 Number 51 and 158 Squadrons arrived in Stirling CV's and these flew until March 1946 when 51 Squadron received Yorks.

In September 1946 Stradishall reverted to 3 Group and five squadrons of Lancasters were based here until February 1949.

The fashion of the 19th century is renowned for its corsets, bonnets, top hats, bustles and petticoats.