RAF Wyton was home to the Strategic Reconnaissance Force after WW2. More information about the base’s history can be found on Wikipedia
The recon role of the base wound down in the 1990s and is now used for logistic purposes. This change in purpose meant that the photographic facilites were no longer needed.
The “photographic factory” now lies derelict outside of the base. It was sold in 2002 for redevelopment, but nothing seems to have happened since then.
The photographic factory at Wyton is a relatively simple one storey building. I say “one storey” – it is built on a slope so it’s about 1.5 stories. It is nearly the shape of a T, but a huge boiler/plant room adorns the west wing.
The last 10 years have not been kind on the building’s interior. The paint on the walls is peeling. The floors are sketchy in places. Ceilings are collapsing. Windows & toilets smashed. This amount of destruction is quite surprising considering the remote location!
The main development room is, as per the rest of the building, pretty smashed up. There was evidence that sinks used to grace this room, but they’ve long-since gone. Six processing rooms were attached to the main room, each via a small blacked-out corridor (the doors have been smashed off – they now lie on the floor of the main room).
A few signs remain, one would imply that the building was used for the last time during 1995. I’m not sure why there was a mattress store there either.