I think its quite sad that the buildings are eventually being demolished a Thornaby, I believe the old MT garages have been demolished also. I can count about 10 buildings left.
I cant understand how in one had the council will spend money on a REPLICA Spitfire but in the other sell off the remaing ORIGINAL aerodrome buildings for housing. Then give away a self walk leaflet to go and have a walk around them as they are slowely being demolished, I dunno.
Losing the last remaing C-type was just criminal. The original WW1 aeroplane hanger and workshops are still there but how long will they last.
I imagine in 10-20 years time there'll be nothing left except an old dirty REPLICA Spitfire and a load of old (falling to bits) toy town housing. but I'm sure the self walk leaflet will still be available. (sign post 1 shows the position of the old station HQ, demolished in 2012 for a Mcdonalds. )
But as they say money talks!!!
pictures of the airfield can be found here http://hammer.prohosting.com/~thornaby/index.html