World’s only complete WWI aerodrome up for sale

For sale: The world's only complete WW1 aerodrome in original form, is up for sale for £2 million, near Maldon, Chelmsford, Essex.

Set in 79 acres with 22 buildings aerodrome is situated in near Maldon, Chelmsford, Essex

If you’ve got £2million, you could buy a 79-acre piece of World War I history.

For sale is the Stow Maries Aerodrome, the world’s only complete WW1 aerodrome in original form. Set in 79 acres with 22 buildings, the airfield site near Chelmsford, Essex, was used as a base for the 37th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.

According to a news report in the MailOnline, the airfield was developed in 1914 after the outbreak of the First World War, and one of several established in southeastern England to provide home defense cover for London. The airfield continued in use after the end of the war and closed in March 1919.

The sale incorporates a grass runway as well as the officers’ mess, accommodation huts, ammunition store, workshops, blacksmiths and mortuary. The aerodrome was bought by private owners, who have had the buildings restored, and created a museum.

Russell Savory, who has devoted the past four years to the restoration of the site, told MailOnline that he hoped a public body would step in to buy the site.

For more on his plans the the entire story about the Stow Maries Aerodrome, visit: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2187558/History-sale-Worlds-complete-WW1-aerodrome-market-2-million.html

 

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