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    Just looking at Flashearth and came across this;
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.35....2&r=0&src=msl

    I didn't realise Croydon had a hard runway, at least I assume that is what this is. Can anyone confirm?

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    Default Re: Croydon

    This might help:



    I'm presuming a mid-late 40's date for this photo, the six fighter pens at the northern side of the airfield look to be disused.
    There also appears to be some construction work ongoing in the area of your current image, with a dashed centre-line visible at both ends of that landing strip. It all gets a bit indistinct in the middle though.

    And to keep certain individuals happy, the landing circle is just visible too.

    All the best,
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    The only hard bit was in the South East where there is a short stretch. The rest was grass. Not sure about the NW end though as there didn't seem to be any remains like the SE section.

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    Tower taken on 27th Auust 2009

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    A nice shot of some beautiful architecture, and surely the most iconic airfield building in the UK?

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    And White!!

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    Impressive. Thank goodness someone cares!

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    I think that the Air Terminal is now a hotel, as I seem to remember staying there in the early 80s.

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    The Terminal building is now offices and a visitor centre (open sundays only!) and the hotel is still a hotel adjacent to the terminal. I took photos of both and will put a few more up tonight.

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    Lovely building, always reminds me of the old Metropolis film, for some strange reason ....

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