View Full Version : Cirencester Gannet

5th Mar 2002, 08:50
Anyone know what happened to the Gannet that used to be in someone's backgarden on the Cirencester bypass a few years ago?

5th Mar 2002, 11:56
...put on a kilt and went to live in Jet Blast, apparently

5th Mar 2002, 12:57
Mightygem,. .. .Don't know what happened to that one, do you have a reg?. .. .The known survivors(whole) are listed at:. .. .<a href="http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/gannet/survivors.html" target="_blank">http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/gannet/survivors.html</a>. .. . <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" />

5th Mar 2002, 22:56
From that site it is XA459, now at Lambourn, Berkshire. Being restored, possibly to airworthy standard <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

7th Mar 2002, 00:02
I grew up in Hayes and spent my junior years going to watch the aeroplanes at London Airport. From the top of the 140 bus on the way to the airport you could see a Gannet fuselage in the yard of the Fairey factory. . .. .For what it's worth, my Mum used to warn me to avoid south Hayes at 5.18 pm, because that is when the hooter went at Fairey. A tidal wave of sprinters was followed by a wall of bicycles.. .. .The factory employed about 5000 then. It's now the headquarters of Safeway!. .. .Sic Transit Gloria Fairey.

9th Mar 2002, 18:35
DB6, thanks for that. Drove past it for many years, always thinking it deserved better. Nice to see it's being sorted.