tarboat

tarboat

Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on April 26, 2015



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hangar
abandoned
derelict
disused
aircraft
cheshire
woodford
corrugated iron


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Hangar

Hangar
Woodford Aerodrome opened in 1924 when successful aviation pioneer Alliott Verdon-Roe bought the original farmland to enable his Avro company to move its aeroplane assembly and test flying facilities from Alexandra Park Aerodrome in south Manchester. Originally it had a small grass landing area with several temporary Bessonneau hangars. The Lancashire Aero Club also used the aerodrome briefly in the 1920s until moving to the new Barton Aerodrome and used a converted farm building as a clubhouse and this 'Dutch barn' style steel-framed hangar built for A V Roe around 1927. This hangar is now under threat of demolition for the housing development which will soon take place on the closed airfield and aircraft factory site.

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Raymond Godfrey
Raymond Godfrey
Given its history it should be saved, ideally in situ, though surrounded by housing would be a shame, or dismantled and re-erected somewhere else with aviation history. It's always sad to see old airfields built upon, with sometimes just a building or two remaining from its past.
2 years ago.