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Aerial view of Filton airfield 1997

Aerial view of Filton airfield 1997

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G2653. This very good aerial view of the airfield at Filton was taken in 1997. In the foreground is the housing estates of Little Stoke. The railway line runs from London to South Wales via Bristol. The East Works of Rolls-Royce are situated on the left hand side of the picture showing No 1 - 5 Shops between the railway line and the main A38. Dividing this is Gipsy Patch Lane and the red-bricked building of Whittle House is on the right-hand side. On the far side of the A38 Gloucester Road are the new buildings of the Royal Mail sorting centre that were built when the old engine division West Works were demolished. Visible is the main east/west runway, and on the right-hand side near the coppice of trees is 16U hangar which has been designated for use as the new home for Bristol Aero Collection. Aircraft, A300 series, are stored on the north/south runway. Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust is housed on the lower right-hand side next to the twin row of trees. Both these groups are run by retired volunteers who were in the aviation industry, often from Patchway and Bristol.

PublisherRolls-Royce plc
ContributorRolls Royce Heritage Trust
Creatorcorporatename - Rolls-Royce Plc
Datecreation - Circa 1997
TypePhotographic prints - Coloured Photograph
Formatdimension.W - 25 mm
dimension.H - 25 mm
IdentifierR97.1295.20
SourceRolls-Royce Heritage Trust
LanguageEN
Relation
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton
RightsRolls-Royce plc