Aerial view of Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate

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Date:1977

Description:View from the west looking over Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate towards Hixon village. On the right edge of the image is New Road. One of the runways can be seen in the foreground.

Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate is built on part of a Second World War airbase. The airbase opened in May 1942 for RAF Bomber Command. The Airfield had three concrete runways which were strong enough to take the weight of Wellingtons and Bristol Blenheims. Two of the runways still exist and are on occasion used by the Police for driver training.

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Image courtesy of: Mr David Welch

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Source: Miscellaneous Collection

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