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Chilwell





CHILWELL:  Temporary aerodrome


We have Mike Holder, a great friend of this 'Guide' to thank for pointing out this location, and providing the maps etc below. 


Local map c.1914
Local map c.1914
Advert
Advert
Local area map c.1954
Local area map c.1954
Google Earth © view
Google Earth © view

Note:  The second item, the advert, was published in the Beeston Gazette and Echo on the 20th July 1929.


Operated by:  Western Aviation

Location:  Roughly 4nm SW of Nottingham city centre

Period of operation:  17th to 24th July 1929


NOTES:  1929 was the start of the hey-day period of the 'Flying Circus' era, which lasted until around 1937. This was the year that Sir Alan Cobham embarked on a mammoth tour of the UK to beseech towns and cities to establish civic aerodromes and regional airports. Several operators had, since 1919, been holding air shows with passenger flights being offered, but this era took the concept to a whole new level, with 'stunt' flying being a major attraction.




 

 

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