EAW003553 ENGLAND (1947). Bristol Filton Airport under construction, Filton, from the east, 1947

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Details

Title [EAW003553] Bristol Filton Airport under construction, Filton, from the east, 1947
Reference EAW003553
Date 3-March-1947
Link
Place name FILTON
Parish FILTON
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 360344, 180217
Longitude / Latitude -2.5716018814721, 51.518997862203
National Grid Reference ST603802

Pins

BOFORS TOWER: e32528

MattOldred
Monday 8th of March 2021 08:21:31 PM
PILLBOX: e32547

MattOldred
Monday 8th of March 2021 08:20:22 PM
Approx site of a 2ndWW LAA (Bofors) gun position, (still surviving on 2018 GE).

redmist
Friday 13th of November 2020 11:03:22 AM
2ndWW pillbox?

redmist
Friday 13th of November 2020 11:02:43 AM
2ndWW watch office?

redmist
Friday 13th of November 2020 10:49:08 AM
2ndWW small arms range.

redmist
Friday 13th of November 2020 10:43:58 AM
2ndWW Bofors Gun Tower.

redmist
Friday 13th of November 2020 10:42:26 AM
Bristol 170 Freighter LV-XIN in Argentinian markings - one of 15 Mk 1A models built at Filton & delivered between Oct 1946 & Aug 1947

Brightonboy
Tuesday 10th of May 2016 08:45:25 PM
Is this Runway Garage? On 16 September 1960, Vulcan B.2 XH557 damaged the "Runway Garage" at Filton. XH557 had been allocated to Bristol Siddeley Engines to test the Olympus 301 engine and was being delivered to Filton. Approaching in poor weather conditions, the aircraft touched down halfway along the runway. The braking parachute was streamed but realising the aircraft would not stop in time, the captain opened the throttles to go round. The Runway Garage took the full force of the jet blast and property damage was sustained: four petrol pumps were blown flat, a street light on the A38 was knocked down, railings were blown over, and multiple cars had their windscreens shattered. The aircraft diverted to St. Mawgan, flying into Filton days later. (source Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan#Accidents_and_incidents)

Brightonboy
Tuesday 10th of May 2016 08:36:45 PM
A38 Gloucester Road

AndyB
Saturday 8th of August 2015 09:31:19 PM
Site of Brabazon Rail crossing Ground Frame - an 'at grade' level crossing for aircraft to gain access to the runway from the Brabazon Hangar - possibly unique in the UK?

AndyB
Saturday 8th of August 2015 09:30:35 PM
Filton to Avonmouth railway line via Filton West Signal Box (SB), North Filton Platform (Stn), Brabazon Crossing (GF), Henbury (Stn), Blaise SB, Hallen Halt (Stn), Hallen Marsh Jcn SB and Holesmouth Jnctn SB

AndyB
Saturday 8th of August 2015 09:29:05 PM
Route of the severed bypass - a dual carriageway that originally linked Patchway to Brentry (via Highwood Road at the Patchway end, Charlton Road at the Brentry end)

AndyB
Saturday 8th of August 2015 09:09:07 PM
Site of the Filton Assembly Hall also known as the Brabazon Hangar Aircraft movements between the hangar and the runway were via a level crossing of the Filton to Avonmouth Railway

AndyB
Saturday 8th of August 2015 09:04:17 PM