Wednesday, 8 September 2010

History hangars

I went to Old Sarum this morning. I dropped in on the way to work (a bit of a diversion, but hey it's an airfield) to take a few pictures.

I've known for ages that the hangars are listed, but to be honest I've never really bothered looking before. They date from 1917 when the airfield was opened as a training station for the Royal Flying Corps and the wooden roof trusses are amazing.

It turns out that they are Grade II* listed which I believe means they are 'particularly important buildings of more than special interest' - they're certainly well worth a look. In fact, if you haven't been Old Sarum itself is a great little airfield with a decent cafe/restaurant, self service fueling but more important than any of that, a friendly welcome.

The airfield website is here and there's some more historic informantion here on Wikipedia

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