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The demolition of Woodford has begun

Old 12th Feb 2015, 19:00
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Decades ago I was at a party in Wilmslow and I met a guy working as a project manager at Woodford. He told me the company had just spent an absolute fortune paying a PR company to come up with a brand name for the products.

The brand name they came up with? ......AVRO!
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Old 12th Feb 2015, 19:44
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I'm surprised that the 80p didn't really catch on in Africa and similar markets. Embraer swooped in and have never looked back, even effectively killing the A318 in the short haul jet market.


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Old 13th Feb 2015, 05:51
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" I'm surprised that the 80p didn't really catch on in Africa and similar markets

How about the legacy of unreliability and the cost of spares for a start.

The latter being compounded by the fact the type became an orphan fleet in a very short time.

That, and it was / is a complete heap of junk.
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Old 15th Feb 2015, 14:30
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Took VR from BAe Woodford in June 1994 after 4 years ąs Programme Manager of the 146 to RJ Update programme. What's happened to the 146 Flight Sim that sat in the middle of the airfield ?
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Old 1st Mar 2015, 17:58
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All going less the simulator (College), Fire Station (Heritage Centre) and Vulcan.
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 11:09
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In todays "great" Britain, when it's a choice between MONEY NOW, and anything else, MONEY NOW always wins.

If it's a choice between going for the jugular, as they say in the building 'trade', and anything else.....they go for the jugular every single time.

The UK is a money grabbing shithole of a place these days.

Woodford? Just so much real estate waiting to be turned into some money, for someone.

Nothing else matters.
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 12:12
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It's not just UK. Can you imagine US funding Apollo these days?
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 13:34
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Shaggy.

What you say is correct, but it doesn't make it right.

I live and work in India nowadays- and there's plenty wrong here too, to be sure.

It's nice though, just to pay what something is worth. 10p buys you a coca cola. Not £1.99.

It rip off Britain, where we know the price of everything, a coke is twenty times what it costs here. But they can still make profit on that 10p coke.....

Britain rips my knitting these days.

Woodford is entirely typical of what's wrong with the UK. Short term gain and bollocks to everything else.

It's the exact opposite of what put the great in Great Britain, and it will eventually ruin the place.

IMHO, of course....
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 15:31
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Woodford? Just so much real estate waiting to be turned into some money, for someone.

Nothing else matters.
As was the case with Filton, Hatfield, Bitteswell.......the list goes on.

This isn't something new and will continue to the end of time. Get over it and move on would be my suggestion.
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 17:16
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The 146 Analogue and Digital Sims were bought by TNT Global Express Airlines,as far as I am aware, so that they can train and Type Rate in house direct from the Flying Training School at Challeroi,or Brussels South as Ryanair used to call it.
It is less than 3 months to Vote to kick this Coalition's arse,and hopefully wipe out the Lib Dems from the face of the earth.This load of dreamers promise another 200,000 houses at a 20% discount without any of the infrastructure required to support it.In Hampshire we have had to endure another 2000 houses on Farm Land under the Pickles enforced developement,with a Kiddies School,a Pub and a Supermarket a new Clinic/Surgery.This has now been changed to a larger Pub,and NO clinic/surgery.No more roads or road enlarging/widening.There is talk of Worthy Down,Ex FAA,RAF,now Army being sold off again for housing as very close to A34,M3,but all the roads linking are gridlocked at peek times already!!
When I used to go to Woodford,there were loads of very fine large house on the way,that will now have perpetual traffic chaos outside,as it will be impossible to develope any form of new infrastructure there.It is already congested enough,but money talks and quality of life will be eroded dramatically,as is the case down here.
It is time to really consider a UKIP Vote,as it may fall for such a fringe Party to make up the difference to gain a Conservative Government with UKIP Alliance.Any hairbrained UKIP schemes would never see the light of day,and a more sensible Services Friendly,Less EU controlled Legislature,More Immigration Controlled Government might ensue!!
Just a thought,and on many peoples minds down here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 17:43
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UKIP would be even worse. They are a two-issue party; Europe and immigration. That's it! And they haven't even thought those issue through. Would Hitachi be building a new train factory in Newton Aycliffe if were outside the EU? How much other business investment would depart these shores if we left Europe? How much would fail to come here which otherwise will?

They are 'The Man In The Pub Who Knows All The Answers' party, but in fact is thick as pig sh1t and knows nowt.

Oh, and if UKIP split the Tory vote then Labour will get in again. Do we really need another economic meltdown?
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 18:25
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I can hear the factory being demolished from home. Half of the site is in Stockport MBC's area, the eastern bit is Cheshire East.
970 houses planned for the western half of the site, talking to some Woodford residents recently who think a further 2000 on the eastern half are being mooted.
The SMBC plan was for 700 dwellings, but the increase is due to the casting vote of one c*ck-knocker , who doesn't even live near the area. What is 'planned' is a light-bulb shaped ghetto, with one way in and the same way out.
That's in addition to almost 3000 houses planned between EGCD and Wilmslow.
The integration of EGCC/EGCD traffic was never a problem, even during the Woodford Airshows.
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Vince, UKIP are now a 3 issue party. Manston is in the mix.
 
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That's in addition to almost 3000 houses planned between EGCD and Wilmslow.
Where, pray tell,are they going to put those, there doesn't seem to be the space from what I remember.
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Originally Posted by Wodrick
Where, pray tell,are they going to put those, there doesn't seem to be the space from what I remember.
On the east side of the A34 bypass, opposite to the Handforth Dean retail area and running south towards Wilmslow.
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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 05:08
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" On the east side of the A34 bypass, opposite to the Handforth Dean retail area and running south towards Wilmslow"

That will be nice. Scenic views, for some, of the "road to nowhere", more gridlock on the A34.....but convenient for John Lewis, Marks and Sainsbury's outlets if nothing else.

They should sell like hot cakes !

The SMBC vote, wouldn't, by any chance belong to a member with the same name as an adjacent county because if so this would come as no surprise given the, ahem, "past track record"
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Also, Next have planning permission for a store on the old 'Airparks' site, NE of TESCO. But, work on the MAELR, (EGCC to the A6), has begun, and should be complete in 2017.

Krystal, not this time, but you will find the individual's initials on some televisions. It also sounds like the name of a comedian you might find on on Blackpool's North Pier.

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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 10:14
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The number of dog walks I have done on that land .............

I am glad that if, by some great misfortune, I ever return to England alive, it will not be to that area but much further South.

Ruined
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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 10:42
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Ruined? Come on, Handforth Dean was never leafy Cheshire; it was always, in my living memory at least (and I'm an old git), an urban built-up area of busy roads and scrubby fields with suburban houses backing onto them and a massive council estate nearby. And the RAF MU of course. The real countryside always did start south of Wilmslow, and still does.

My worry is that it's this wonderful 'golden triangle' of Cheshire (an area enclosed by Wilmslow, Knutsford, and Prestbury) that is at risk from development.

It will start, no doubt, with development along the Alderley bypass. Indeed, even before that road opened only very strong local opposition defeated an attempt by Tesco to build a store in the green belt where that bypass rejoins the A34 at the south end. And because the local authority is dragging its feet over a Local Plan for development, builders or their agents are banging in applications right left and centre for speculative development in and around Wilmslow / Alderley on green belt land.
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Just walked past the factory entrance. You can now see Sponds Hill from Woodford Garden Centre.
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