View Full Version : Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire

15th Dec 2009, 13:14
Hi, I am looking for information on the de- requistion in 1958 of Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire, this airfield requisitioned was Whitchurch Heath, now registered as common land, although it was common land prior to requisition,It was registered as Whitchurch Heath Common in 1965.


16th Dec 2009, 09:54
Tilstock - The Airfield Information Exchange (http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?t=2133)

Have you looked here?

16th Dec 2009, 11:00
Provosts from Ternhill practiced forced landing at Tilstock. In 1956 our low overshoots from < fifty feet were not appreciated by amorous couples lying in the long grass. :E:E:E

16th Dec 2009, 16:43
A few years ago, I spent a morning on a guided tour of the nearby Wixall Moss, trying to catch sight of the elusive Falco Subbuteo or Hobby Hawk. Yes, that's really how the inventor of the table soccer game arrived at a name for it (game, hobby, subbuteo).

We never did catch sight of the wretched bird, and in due course repaired to the nearest pub!

Sorry for the thread drift!


16th Dec 2009, 16:52
Would that be The Raven? ( Pub not bird)

16th Dec 2009, 19:39
The Raven? I can't remember, it was five years ago. The landlord showed a remarkable reluctance to open up to thirty odd travellers with their tongues hanging out!

17th Dec 2009, 17:48
That's OK, My memories date back 5 or 6 times that so are likely to be suspect.