SU9902 : Runway, Ford Aerodrome

taken 9 years ago, near to Climping, West Sussex, Great Britain

Runway, Ford Aerodrome
Runway, Ford Aerodrome
Originally opened in 1917 constructed by German POWs but closed by 1920. Between the wars it was home to a number of different aeronautical companies before being requesitioned by the RAF in 1939 and by the navy in 1945 who renamed it HMS Peregrine. They moved out in 1958 and for a time the airfield was used privately, one occupation being the construction of replica aircraft for the film industry, until finally being closed in 1980. The east-west runway has been used as the site of a big Sunday market since 1988 though it is now being threatened with plans to construct a 5000 house eco-village.
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SU9902, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 March, 2008
Category
Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 992 028 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.9755N 0:35.5760W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 990 026
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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