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EPW000006 ENGLAND (1919). Aerodrome and Works, Hendon, 1919

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Details

Title [EPW000006] Aerodrome and Works, Hendon, 1919
Reference EPW000006
Date 26-July-1919
Link
Place name HENDON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 522017, 189951
Longitude / Latitude -0.23826727338717, 51.59470170935
National Grid Reference TQ220900

Pins

Grahame-White Factory hangar , now moved and restored on RAF Museum site

Mark Amies
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:53:14 PM
Grahame-White Watch Office - now moved and restored at RAF Museum site.

Mark Amies
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:52:12 PM
Aerodrome Loop Railway built by the Midland railway to serve the aerodrome and the aircraft factories during WW1. see this link http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/h/hendon_factory_platform/

Mark Amies
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:49:15 PM
Approximate location of Aerofilms' office. Photo shows office building in October 1975.

Mike Dean
Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:30:47 PM
That's a great photo Mike, I've only seen this building from Aerodrome Road behind hordings! Thanks for sharing.

Katy Whitaker
Thursday 7th of August 2014 01:43:03 PM
Aerodrome Road

Mike Dean
Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:21:09 PM
Claude Graham-White's London Flying Club

Mike Dean
Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:20:09 PM
Wikipedia: Production of aeroplanes was one of the features of the aerodrome's activities under Grahame-White. During the First World War production increased rapidly. To facilitate the transportation of the 3,500 workers and materials, The Midland Railway built a spur from the embanked main line with a platform close to the main line and a loop around the airfield to the plant.

TomRobin
Friday 25th of July 2014 01:48:57 PM

User Comment Contributions

from Wikipedia: Hendon Aerodrome: In November 1916, the War Office commandeered the flying schools, after which the aerodrome trained 490 pilots. Claude Grahame-White and other members of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) mounted a night defence of London in 1915, constituting the very first aerial defence of London.

TomRobin
Saturday 2nd of August 2014 08:45:48 AM
The road that runs left/right across the lower third of this photograph is Aerodrome Road. The main north/south railway line runs down the right hand side. The land and buildings south of Aerodrome Road became the training school for the Metropolitan Police. To the left of the oval is the flying club building which was in use as the canteen and residential accommodation for police recruits up to the 1970s. Immediately behind this building, are the hangers and workshops which were subsequently used as offices and classrooms. Into the 1970s Aerodrome Road continued to be a "Ministry of Defence Road" and was closed to the public on one day a year to retain its status as a private road. This was usually done on Christmas Day to minimise disruption to the local community. The police estate has been redeveloped and none of the original buildings remain.

The area north of Aerodrome Road is now the location of the RAF Museum Hendon and a large housing estate.

Johno
Saturday 2nd of August 2014 08:45:48 AM