EPW006132 ENGLAND (1921). Aerofilms Ltd, Hendon, 1921

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Title [EPW006132] Aerofilms Ltd, Hendon, 1921
Reference EPW006132
Date April-1921
Link
Place name HENDON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 521892, 189874
Longitude / Latitude -0.24009791378578, 51.594036690474
National Grid Reference TQ219899

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The aircraft from which the photograph is being taken seems to have caught the interest of this chap. He appears to be in uniform. What is he? An airman or a uniformed gatekeeper from one of the nearby factories?

The Laird
Sunday 19th of August 2018 04:51:59 PM
Aerodrome Road

ken
Wednesday 4th of November 2015 01:10:14 PM
Entrance to Grahame White factory offices

ken
Monday 15th of June 2015 04:34:53 PM
The Aerofilms Ltd office.

Katy Whitaker
Monday 18th of June 2012 12:40:08 PM
See image EPW002008 for a 1920 photo that includes this building.

Kentishman
Friday 15th of July 2016 05:43:44 PM

User Comment Contributions

Aerofilms Ltd had an office on their first home, The London Aerodrome. This building replaced their initial office space in a suite of Grahame-White's London Country Club.

Katy Whitaker
Wednesday 21st of October 2015 05:07:26 PM
This building is currently part of the Metropolitan Police estate on the Peel Centre (Hendon Police College) site. It is known as Building No 36.



As part of the training centre redevelopment, it had been planned to demolish this building, as it is not listed.



Thankfully, owing to considerable public indignation expressed during the consultation meetings, the Met were forced to review this decision. Building 36 will now be incorporated within the new development, albeit within an unsympathetic physical context.

The Laird
Thursday 26th of June 2014 02:58:40 PM
The first episode of the BBC Channel 4 programme "Brick By Brick: Rebuilding Our Past" was about moving the building from one side of the RAF Hendon site over to near the RAF Museum in order to make way for the housing development on the site. It is currently available on the BBC iPlayer at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01flvwz/brick-by-brick-rebuilding-our-past-episode-1



It of course mentioned Claude Grahame-White, but I didn't spot any mention of Aerofilms as a company name.

melgibbs
Wednesday 21st of October 2015 05:07:26 PM
So here is a real surprise, from my most recent visit to RAF Museum Hendon. Aerofilms Ltd's first proper office, into which the firm moved having used a bedroom suite at Claude Grahame-White's London Country Club!



Instead of coming to the museum via Edgware Road/Colindale Avenue on the 142 bus and foot, I was in a car which was driven along Aerodrome Road. I couldn't quite believe what I saw, and came out for a closer look as soon as I had a spare moment from the day's activities.



I had thought this building long gone, under the Metropolitan Police College campus, because its footprint is no longer outlined on the modern OS map. I guess it must have been incorporated into the larger structure(s) on the site. This area is being redeveloped. It's currently a building site, but it looks like this long building with its mansard roof is being kept.

Katy Whitaker
Sunday 27th of April 2014 09:30:41 PM