A week ago I had written a post part of which speculated about the size of the blue scene tent that was erected over Dr Kelly's body between Dr Hunt confirming death at 12.35 on Friday 18th July and his reappearance on the scene at about 14.10 with Mr Green. It stayed there until the arrival of the hearse for removal of the body late afternoon. By the time PC Sawyer and his new team resumed their fingertip search at 19.24 it would have gone.
This website http://www.sheerspeedshelters.com/www.sheerspeedshelters.coms/info.php?p=6 is for one firm that makes such tents in its range. I'm not saying that they were suppliers to Thames Valley Police at the time we are interested in but at least we get an idea of what these scene tents are all about. This firm are boasting that their tents can be erected in 10 to 15 seconds! Also of interest is the fact that they say that their tents can be joined together so instead of 3m by 3m say one could have a covered area of 6m by 3m. What did they have at Harrowdown Hill? Mr Green's evidence suggests that he was working alongside Dr Hunt for much of the time, for instance he was present when Dr Hunt discovered the blister packs. With a photographer as well there wouldn't have been a huge amount of surplus space in a 3m by 3m tent in my opinion.
Regarding the familiar white tent seen in the media pictures and erected in the field immediately to the east of Harrowdown Hill there is a good helicopter shot in this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3255138464276514819# It's visible just after 20 seconds in and is square and looking at the nearby vehicles not particularly big. Dr Hunt explained to Lord Hutton at the Inquiry it was there as a place where one could write up notes etc out of any inclement weather. Whether it was used as such I don't know. It is amazing how many people in the past have mistaken the location of the white tent as the place where the body was found.
If any Thames Valley police are reading this blog and would like to comment on the size of your scene tents please feel free to do so. Anonymity is assured!