Old 2nd Aug 2015, 16:16
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Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: In the pension queue, Lancashire, UK
Age: 76
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There were Empire Air Days at Usworth and Woolsington in the 1930s Mr D, see here:

Empire Air Days

No details apparently available.

It was also a turning point for the Kings Cup Air Race and the destination of the London to Newcastle Air Race for several years..

As for Woolsington itself, it opened in 1935:

Woolsington (Newcastle Airport)

so maybe you were taken to see this brand new facility on the day. The article mentions a display of RAF aircraft.

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