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Please observe the 24-hour rule (see below) Update of the database up to 13-08-2022 can be found in Post 1372 Page 69 Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few additions. Also please be patient as when you are active, others may be asleep.
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Looks like England's green and pleasant land

But why would you have a runway that seems to end in a hangar?

Is North to the top?
Much changed - built over. Yes - looking North over a green and pleasant land.
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Sooo England - major railway junction between WSW-ENE line and a line running SE or SEE. Teh junction is anot a multiway - the bulk of traffic must originate or be a destination toe the ENE.

If that's London then this must be somewhere West or SW of London - doesn't look like the GWR to Bristol - all the main junctions are in towns.

Suspect it may be down Hampshire Wiltshire way
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Better get your Bradshaw out - or better still give Michael Portillo a ring !

P.S. The next train departing from here is going to Worcester.............
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First flew from the Aerodrome in 1924 but its fabric appears to have shrunk in The Wash..........

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Important Correction due excessive cheer at lunch ........ but now more focused, the view in first image appears to be towards ESE .. not North. Profuse apologies for any distress caused!
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Aaaaaaagggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Somewhere like Hartlebury I guess...............
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Sorry I'm afraid not. There are in fact two small railway junctions - and unfortunately I took my first bearing off the wrong one. I can't even blame Dr Beeching.
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Bristol Cherub 111
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It's Yate - Chipping Sodbury that was..................... the trick was finding a pre-Beeching railway map................................

Quite a challenge!!
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Jolly well done Asturius even with my compass error you were already getting horribly warm which is why I looked up the next train for you to catch to take you well away from Yate.....
If you had persisted I noticed that you could also take a two hour plus rail journey to Weymouth with two changes - however when I checked this morning only services to Bristol and Gloucester were on offer during the next hour or two. So Yate it is. Originally an RAF Repair Depot of the First War era and post First War taken over by the Parnall Aircraft Company of Bristol for the test flying. Parnall went on to establish a large factory here manufacturing armaments, including aircraft gun turrets during the Second World War. The works were bombed during 1941 with considerable loss of life. Parnall also manufactured Washing Machines - the surviving factory buildings having since been enlarged and occupied by the Whirlpool Corporation. A few piccies.........


Photo Credit Yate Heritage Centre




Photo Credit Whirlpool Corporation.




The Pixie 111 in its prime - a little more here:https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/li...plane-15721061



Parnall Factory Bomb Damage. Photo credit Yate Heritage Centre.





Over to you Asturius.

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It's Yate - Chipping Sodbury that was..................... the trick was finding a pre-Beeching railway map................................

Quite a challenge!!
Guessed it was a manufacterers airfield by the buildings but couldn't place it. When was it closed?
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Grant Peerless 'UK Airfields Past and Present' gives airfield closure February 1948. Further pictorials and history here:https://bob-jordan-collection.com/po.../manufacturing
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I'll post at 0921 tomorrow...................
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Not quite there yet but I have to go out.................

Finding the answer was based on the fact that there aren't many junctions of that shape - even pre Beeching. You have to have a big town on one end of the line. Then the airfield was all built over so it had to be a (relatively) new and large development - again, near a big town rather than in the wilds of Lincolnshire for example. With the correct orientation the junction had to be north of the centre. There were probably only a dozen possibilities, if that . The mention of Worcester suggested somewhere west ... and hay presto!

Here's one we haven't had before I think................ a long way from Bristol



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Soil colour possibly indicates a tropical environment. I'm going to start with "Somewhere in Africa?"
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Given the absence of gable markers can we rule out Australia?

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