TQ8788 : Southend ATC

near to London Southend Airport, Essex, Great Britain

Southend ATC
Southend ATC
This is the Air Traffic Control building and the apron at “London” Southend Airport framed under the tail of a rather bedraggled BAE146 that has been waiting for a buyer since at least 2003. You can get some better views of the aircraft at LinkExternal link. Southend Airport began life as a fighter field in WW1 to counter the bomber raids that were occurring in the latter end of the war. The airfield closed in the 1920’s but became the Southend’s municipal airport in the 1930’s. It was requisitioned in 1939 as RAF Rochford a satellite of RAF Hornchurch. Civilian flying began again in 1947. In the 1960s Carvair air car ferries operated from here LinkExternal link famously carrying James Bond's Aston Martin to Switzerland in “Goldfinger”. To go to the next field in an alphabetical tour of Essex WW2 airfields click on TL5321 : Stansted Airport. Much information was gleaned from Graham Smith’s book “Essex Airfields In The Second World War”. LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Glyn Baker and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ8788, 17 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Geograph (First for TQ8788)
First in 5 Years (TPoint) ?
Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 February, 2006
Airport > Airport   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 873 889 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.0715N 0:42.0672E
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

This page has been viewed about 618 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register
Get Involved