A walk round Woodford Aerodrome – from AVRO to REDROW

We met at the Indian next to Travel Lodge just prior to Poynton. It was not long before we got our first glimpse of the old runway.

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Nearly a hundred years of aviation history now being shared with tomorrow’s bread!

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We treked through the thistle field

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Overhead where once the Vulcan reigned now only a Buzzard patrolled.

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The local residents, no longer disturbed by those roaring engines, were keen to make friends

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and even wanted to join us on our walk

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We passed the local pond

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and a working farm

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to where they have started clearing to build those 1,000 homes. I trust there will be some starter homes and social houses amongst them for all our kids and grand children.

We walked along the narrow path that skirted the perimeter of the site

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passing the occasional lush field

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before coming back to the road where clearly they were starting to put in the new utility services that all those houses were going to need.

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We took our break by the garden centre where the neighbours were very friendly.

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until they realised the grass was greener on their own side of the fence.

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We sat around expecting rain, but fortunately it did not last.

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We headed off passing the old gates to the airport where Redrow had replaced Avrow!

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We headed round the side of the aerodrome with a Vulcan in the background, but I was assured it was grounded.

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So heading back we passed old walls with beautiful hedges

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and past some traditional homes

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and oasis of wilderness

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before one last close up view of the old aerodrome buildings

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Some sheep watched us as we passed them by

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As others waited for who knows what

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we strolled back to the cars

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