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Minley manor - does anyone actually live there?

#1
Hello Sappers

Odd Q maybe but does anyone actually live in Minley Manor?

TIA

BB
 
#2
Never got the chance to look at it/ask, was too busy being run into the ground for weeks and weeks!
 
#4
there is people that live on the grounds, such as the colonel in the house on the right as soon as you go in the gate, when i was there in march, 55 oc lived in the house next to the arch at the end of the drivway, and somebody lived in the house looking out onto the main road next to the gate.

as for minley manor, when i was on roaming patrols on the night shift, it appeared entiely uninhabited, all of the lights seemed to be switched off all the time, except for in a few downstairs rooms.
 
#5
As far as I remember it used to be the Brigadiers' residence, and scared the beejeesus out of me when I was armed only with my pick helve, crunching up the gravel path, gimpering
 
#6
Isn't the officers mess there as well? Not in the main building, but at the back of the colonels house, or am I mistaken?

As for the main building it belongs to the imfamous ghost.
 
#7
 
#8
the mess entrance is on the left just before the archway at the end of the drive.

some of the davinci code was filmed there apparently. perhaps it's the ghost of the curator who got killed in there?!

i think the thames scene in tommorrow never dies was filmed in hawley hard too, or so i hear
 
#9
IIRC, the sentry box by the main gate at Minley Manor is the coldest known point in the universe. Still shivering 22 years on!

P-T
 
#10
silver-shadow said:
there is people that live on the grounds, such as the colonel in the house on the right as soon as you go in the gate, when i was there in march, 55 oc lived in the house next to the arch at the end of the drivway, and somebody lived in the house looking out onto the main road next to the gate.

as for minley manor, when i was on roaming patrols on the night shift, it appeared entiely uninhabited, all of the lights seemed to be switched off all the time, except for in a few downstairs rooms.
Any chance you can post that in arabic, maybe in a fire control order format!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe some plans of the camp, blueprints etc?????
 
#11
I'm entering into a contract with somebody who gives his address as MM, which is why I query.
 
#12
hurrahfortheRE said:
silver-shadow said:
there is people that live on the grounds, such as the colonel in the house on the right as soon as you go in the gate, when i was there in march, 55 oc lived in the house next to the arch at the end of the drivway, and somebody lived in the house looking out onto the main road next to the gate.

as for minley manor, when i was on roaming patrols on the night shift, it appeared entiely uninhabited, all of the lights seemed to be switched off all the time, except for in a few downstairs rooms.
Any chance you can post that in arabic, maybe in a fire control order format!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe some plans of the camp, blueprints etc?????

Dont worry mate ill let Hamed see this before he goes home ffs. :roll:
 
#14
Whilst we are discussing this can some give me a description of lay out of Main Building in London as well? What about PJHQ......?
 
#15
No point, I'm sure they are both a figment of someones fevered imagination :wink:

Pantsoff said:
Whilst we are discussing this can some give me a description of lay out of Main Building in London as well? What about PJHQ......?
 
#16
"Don't tell them anything Pike!" springs to mind...hohoho :lol: :roll:
 
#17
As far as I know it used to be inhabited by the Officers, maybe not nowadays... the other half of the 'nom de plume' Jonathan Smiles - author of the soon to be published "Pull Up a Sandbag" lived there for a couple of years...

That's not this half mind 8)
 
#18
Does the retired civil servant still live there? I got told when I was doing guard in '98 that it was a retirement gift from the CRE, no bills etc, for service the the RE.

No-doubt the Mail would have kicked up a fuss it he still was.
 
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