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Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
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Which Aerodrome Mk IV

Old 6th Jun 2021, 09:18
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Dundee? OH if by fluke correct.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 11:55
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Well Max and Jn14:6 - almost a photo-finish. Thank you Dundee Riverside it is. Asturias I really thought you were going to nail it but alas not. The answer lay in Marmalade. A few snaps to finish up with.


Photo Credit Stonefaction.


Photo Credit Stonefaction.

Incidentally manufactured in Seville.



Photo Credit Wallace Shackleton.


1966 - Operated a Feeder Service for a short period. Aerodrome was grassed at that time. Photo credit Steve Ryle with thanks.


Max Tow has declared OH.

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Old 7th Jun 2021, 08:41
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"Asturias I really thought you were going to nail it "........................... went down the wrong rabbit hole........................... good challenge tho!
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 09:03
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops View Post
Well Max and Jn14:6 - almost a photo-finish. Thank you Dundee Riverside it is. Asturias I really thought you were going to nail it but alas not. The answer lay in Marmalade. A few snaps to finish up with.


Photo Credit Stonefaction.
Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay!
Alas! I am very sorry to say
That ninety lives have been taken away
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember’d for a very long time.

Or not, as the case may be.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 11:47
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Thank you Allan - the poetry of William McGonagall - I resisted the temptation to use him as a clue thinking that Marmalade was bad enough !
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 17:45
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That's the "new" bridge in the picture - I've always thought it looked a bit dodgy as well................
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 17:52
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here's one to be getting on with...




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Old 7th Jun 2021, 18:06
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Is it one of the air strips on Malta ?
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 21:25
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No - but men doing their best in tough conditions.




not sure just how old this airport is but still in use.......
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 22:10
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not sure just how old this airport is but still in use.......
at least since 1926.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 07:24
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Then thou knowest more than I Bear!


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Then thou knowest more than I Bear!
The Map I found is from 1926


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Old 9th Jun 2021, 07:43
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Spot on! Quite an amazing place aircraft





wise - Russian's working on Spitfires, all sorts of long haul flights as well

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Old 9th Jun 2021, 21:10
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Thanks Asturias!
I intended to post as an additional clue but did not notice that my first blurr of the title was apparently not saved.
The refinery was built in 1909 but the oil business really took off some years later.




Now this international/private helicopter spot:



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Old 10th Jun 2021, 08:03
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Blue skies, possibly a rather stylish wall at the back, very carefully trimmed grass edges - maybe Europe Bear?

And a statue off to the left - is this someone with an aviation connection?
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 10:22
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Landing fees must be `sky-high` there....
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 06:37
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The stylish wall from the other side.
The statue has nothing to do with aviation.



I think sycamore knows...
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That's the Vatican City pad.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 10:51
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That's the Vatican City pad.
Exactly!
An elevated pad once you are over the wall.

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Thanks Bear. Thought it looked Italian from your first picture, then recognised the architecture from the second. Walked past there a few times.
Let's try this one:


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