EPW031093 ENGLAND (1929). Farmland between Ecchinswell House and Kisby's Farm including parked aircraft, Ecchinswell, 1929. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.

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EPW031096
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EPW031089
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Pennawd [EPW031093] Farmland between Ecchinswell House and Kisby's Farm including parked aircraft, Ecchinswell, 1929. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.
Cyfeirnod EPW031093
Dyddiad October-1929
Dolen
Enw lle ECCHINSWELL
Plwyf ECCHINSWELL, SYDMONTON AND BISHOPS GREEN
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 450591, 160125
Hydred / Lledred -1.2736633814204, 51.337458981941
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SU506601

Pinnau

Malthouse Farm

Class31
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 09:16:12 AM
Country House 2

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 04:56:36 PM
Adbury Park, Burghclere

Class31
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 09:24:36 AM
Manor House 2, appears to be a working farm with silo

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 04:02:54 PM
Ecchinswell House

Tony D
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 12:45:43 AM
This is Ecchinswell House itself, located on Ecchinswell Road. As you travel north along Ecchinswell Road from the position of the house, after a few yards, the turning to Kisby's farm is on the right (east). The road to Kisby's farm runs eastwards from this point.

Margaret
Monday 31st of March 2014 02:22:34 PM
Manor House 1

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 04:02:23 PM

Tony D
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 12:50:52 AM

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 03:48:00 PM
Tower? Dovecot? Windmill base?

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 03:28:35 PM
"Windpump" on 1912-1913 map?

Tony D
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 12:49:09 AM
Aircraft on the ground.

Class31
Friday 19th of October 2012 12:09:37 AM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

I do believe I've cracked this set. This is Ecchinswell, near Newbury, where Alan Muntz lived.

Tony D
Tuesday 2nd of July 2013 11:53:27 AM
Well done Tony

Dave Brunt
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 01:14:52 AM
I second Dave Brunt's comments. Well done Tony D

It is tremendous to locate this series of photos.

Class31
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 08:59:08 AM
I can't tell you how pleased I am that you've got these...



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 2nd of July 2013 11:53:27 AM
Hurrah!

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 12:35:57 PM
Dear all,



I've been doing some more digging into this set of glass plates that show these parked aircraft, and the nearby house/farm buildings.



The original Aerofilms Ltd Register entries are confused, as you might have gathered from the duplicated numbering that muddle these rural scenes with a group of images of White City (also damaged glass plates).



Nevertheless, it may be that these unlocated images are something to do with a property owned by F. "Alan" I. Muntz, Nigel Norman's business partner. This starts to make sense of the aircraft and their illustrious owners that we can identify - and also the Aerofilms Ltd connection, at the time that Airwork was in control of the majority shareholding.



Can we identify all the owners at this time and deduce the nature of the gathering? Board meeting or private party?



Furthermore, the location may be "Newbury". The handwriting is difficult, and if "Newbury" is correct there is no indication which Newbury is meant - although Berkshire would be most likely given the topography of the images. I've had a go but can't yet make anywhere around Newbury (Berks) fit.



Another tack is to research Muntz, although my attempts to locate him in Berkshire Directories and Census returns have drawn a blank thus far. Of course, he's just as likely to have owned the agricultural property whilst living elsewhere?



Finally, there may be some use in reading through the Private Flying reports in Flight magazine for/around October 1929.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Monday 3rd of June 2013 11:50:34 AM
Some thoughts on this series of photos.

This is a deeply rural area with no evidence of large settlements. We can't see any railways but we can see some minor roads and a small stream. There are some manor houses to be seen but these are not stately homes which are easily recognised. The area is well watered and well wooded. There is no evidence of hills or valleys. The land is fairly flat. We suspect that this is a visit by wealthy individuals perhaps to a weekend house party.

How do we find the location? I suspect it is within 50 miles of central London ie within the Home Counties. Hertfordshire, Kent or Sussex are my hot favourites based on the terrain in those counties and proximity to London. I may be proven badly wrong. I just wish we could locate the pictures.

Class31
Friday 31st of May 2013 03:44:20 PM
Hi Class31, I've been looking at these too today and I think they are more Home Counties than not. Is the stream the Colne or Lea maybe?



Yours, Katy

Katy Whitaker
Friday 31st of May 2013 03:44:20 PM
Clearly the same farm as in EPW031087A as the ball-topiary shrubs and house frontage are identical, plus the silo and outbuildings.

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 04:27:44 PM
One of a series of 10 photos, EPW031086A, EPW031087A, EPW031088-EPW031091 and EPW031093-EPW031096.



Manor House 2 appears to be the focus as it is featured in three closeups (EPW031086A, EPW031087A, EPW031088) so this may have been where the air meet was based.

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 04:22:51 PM