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KeMac
19-02-2012, 21:00
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Can anyone confirm if this is Langley as someone suggested it could be Booker or Denham where Airwork were also involved in the 1950s
Thanks

Richard Flagg
19-02-2012, 23:13
Doesn't look like Booker, don't know about the other two.

PETERTHEEATER
20-02-2012, 10:16
Langley Ministry of Supply plan 1955 ish?

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/LangleyMoSPlan.jpg

GE '1945' view:

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/LangleyGE1945view.jpg

I don't think it is Denham but could be Booker

PNK
20-02-2012, 21:56
Doesn't look like Booker either.

KeMac
20-02-2012, 22:35
Actually I wonder if it is the set of hangars in the woods with the white circular concrete nearby?

PETERTHEEATER
21-02-2012, 09:36
I think that you are right.

I found it difficult to match the old views with the current.

The wood in which that cluster of hangars is located is (was) named Home Wood and is here:

http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?lat=51.49772980493104&lon=-0.5236530303955078&gz=17&oz=7&gt=1

Oddly, I can't see any structures recorded on old OS maps from mid 20's through mid '50's but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place!

KeMac
21-02-2012, 21:27
Peter the Homewood site was where Airwork were located at Langley to start with - At least it was called the Homewood site which was in or near woods.

PETERTHEEATER
22-02-2012, 06:11
That should clinch it then. Your photograph is Langley (Bristol) and the buildings were on the west edge of Home Wood.

What date?

KeMac
23-02-2012, 05:41
Thanks Peter - unfortunately I do not have a date but it is either late 1940s or early 1950s.