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EAW000794 ENGLAND (1946). RAF Ringway, Castle Hill, 1946

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Title [EAW000794] RAF Ringway, Castle Hill, 1946
Reference EAW000794
Date 12-May-1946
Link
Place name CASTLE HILL
Parish RINGWAY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 381650, 384482
Longitude / Latitude -2.2757342466446, 53.356633304859
National Grid Reference SJ817845

Pins

Handler Page Halifax bombers

Leep
Friday 8th of November 2019 03:02:21 PM
Runway 24 / 06

vince
Saturday 14th of January 2017 04:28:32 PM
Woodhouse Lane, towards the hamlet of Brownley Green which was just north of the present Wythenshawe civic centre, at the junction of Woodhouse Lane with Poundswick Lane and Crossacres Road. "The Cedars" was the big house of the hamlet, which long survived in a new use as a community centre for the developing estates in the area. It was demolished some years ago and the offices of the housing association which now manages the local estates stands on the site.

John Ellis
Wednesday 14th of January 2015 10:32:38 AM
Moss House - now the Etrop Grange Hotel

John Ellis
Monday 12th of January 2015 06:45:39 PM

John Ellis
Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:06:21 PM
Dark Lane, leading up to the hamlet of Poundswick which lay close to the future high school which, much later, took its name.

John Ellis
Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:04:49 PM
Wood House Park - house which subsequently gave its name to the entire later housing estate development in the area.

John Ellis
Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:00:31 PM
Woodhouse Farm

John Ellis
Sunday 11th of January 2015 04:54:26 PM
Moss House Farm

John Ellis
Sunday 11th of January 2015 04:50:01 PM
Heyhead - small hamlet now entirely engulfed by the airport's ancillary support services. A plaque records the site of the Congregational church and its graveyard.

John Ellis
Sunday 11th of January 2015 04:44:48 PM

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 04:02:44 PM

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 04:02:02 PM
Thorley Lane, towards Etrop Green and Hale.

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 04:01:27 PM

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:48:52 PM

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:47:28 PM
Woodhouse Lane

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:44:54 PM
Woodhouse Lane

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:30:47 PM

John Ellis
Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:29:47 PM
Highfield House - occupied by the Hancock family

Lee
Sunday 4th of January 2015 02:49:01 PM
Airport Hotel - still there today

Lee
Sunday 4th of January 2015 02:47:54 PM
Aircraft dispersal area - appears to be a number of Halifax bombers awaiting conversion to freighters and paratroop transports in 1946

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 11:19:04 PM
Avro Hangar No 521 - used for the assembly of Lancaster and Manchester Bombers together with York transports during WWII. Demolished to make way for the second runway.

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 11:17:10 PM
Taxiway crossed Altrincham road to access aircraft dispersals

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 11:15:07 PM
Manchester Ringway's passenger terminal building.

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 11:13:27 PM
Fairey Aviation Hangar complex - was used from 1936 till 1977 by the company. At the time of this photograph the facility was being used for the conversion of Handley Page Halifax bombers into freight and paratroop transports. Just to the North you can see a number of aircraft on the dispersal and a further two Halifax bombers parked outside the large hangar. A further four aircraft are immediately behind the central Fairey hangar.

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 11:10:20 PM
Runway 10/28 - with displaced thresholds this provided about 3000ft for operations. The runway remained in use for light aircraft up to the late 1970s. It is now disused with sections remaining in use as taxiway and light aircraft parking

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 10:53:32 PM
Runway 02/20 - the displaced thresholds gave about 3000ft of available runway for operations. This runway remained in use till the late 1970s for light aircraft. With the expansion of the airport and the creation of Terminal 2 the runway was taken out of use and what remains forms parts of Taxiway A and C and a light aircraft parking area.

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 10:42:08 PM
Runway 24/06 - 4,200ft long at this time. Still in use today, albeit significantly longer to 3048m x 45m wide. Due to magnetic variation the runway designation is now 23R/05L

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 10:25:19 PM
AVRO hangars used for the final assembly of Lancaster& Manchester Bombers together with Avro York Transports during WWII. Following the war hangars used to house increasing numbers of private & executive aircraft. Remained in use until their demolition to make way for the second main runway (24L/06R. This is Hangar No 522

IanL
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 10:14:31 PM