.wsite-phone {} The HQ will move to a new site in the coming months which will remain close to the main student population of Bristol and Bath. .wsite-image div, .wsite-caption {} _W.storeName = null; function initFlyouts(){ } .wsite-button-inner {} Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123, Find an airfield by clicking the appropriate letter above, Prees Heath / RAF Tilstock / RAF Whitchurch Heath / Twemlows Solar Farm / Whitchurch Heath Aerodrome, Aviation / Industry / Leisure activity / Solar farm, 1 August 1942 - 11 December 1953; subsequent limited use to present. Back in 1929, the Bristol and Wessex Aero Club was looking to move from its home at Filton, in North Bristol, and identified land to the south of the city. The airport was used before World War II by internal UK scheduled flights. In 1997, a majority shareholding in the airport was sold to FirstGroup, and then in 2001 the airport was sold to a joint venture of Macquarie Bank and others. } During the war it was the base for various types of military aircraft (which flew from there on various missions) and civilian aircraft (which were moved there to avoid their destruction at more vulnerable airports such as Croydon). … Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport, also known as Whitchurch Airport, was a municipal airport in Bristol, England, three miles (5 km) south of the city centre, from 1930 to 1957.It was the main airport for Bristol and area. Hengrove is a suburb and council ward of Bristol, England, situated between Whitchurch, Knowle and Bishopsworth, running along both dual carriageways, Wells Road (A37) and Airport Road (A4174). .wsite-not-footer blockquote {} It has a dilapidated Whitchurch athletics stadium. Built on the site of a former RAF airfield, it opened in 1957 as Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport, replacing Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport as Bristol's municipal airport. [14] Airport security was increased, with barbed wire fencing and Air Ministry police posts. It was the main airport for Bristol and area. In October 2006, Whitchurch Sports Centre was taken over by Action Sport UK, a South African company. The parish has a population of 2,153. It is 7 nautical miles southwest of Bristol city centre. (In 1934 known as WHITCHURCH AERODROME and BRISTOL AIRPORT). About See All. @media screen and (min-width: 767px) {.wsite-elements.wsite-not-footer:not(.wsite-header-elements) div.paragraph, .wsite-elements.wsite-not-footer:not(.wsite-header-elements) p, .wsite-elements.wsite-not-footer:not(.wsite-header-elements) .product-block .product-title, .wsite-elements.wsite-not-footer:not(.wsite-header-elements) .product-description, .wsite-elements.wsite-not-footer:not(.wsite-header-elements) .wsite-form-field label, .wsite-elements.wsite-not-footer:not(.wsite-header-elements) .wsite-form-field label, #wsite-content div.paragraph, #wsite-content p, #wsite-content .product-block .product-title, #wsite-content .product-description, #wsite-content .wsite-form-field label, #wsite-content .wsite-form-field label, .blog-sidebar div.paragraph, .blog-sidebar p, .blog-sidebar .wsite-form-field label, .blog-sidebar .wsite-form-field label {} .wsite-footer blockquote {} These include Parliamentary constituencies, council wards and unofficial neighbourhoods. During World War II, it was one of the few civil airports in Europe that remained operational, enabling air connections to Lisbon and Shannon and onwards to the United States. [2] The village in its present location dates from about the 12th century, when the centre of population of an older village named Filton, Filwood or Felton, west of the present village, moved to the present site. Built on the site of a former RAF airfield, it opened in 1957 as Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport, replacing Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport as Bristol's municipal airport. Winford is a village and civil parish within the Chew Valley, Somerset, England. On modern maps spelt Whitechurch [25], In 2009, it was announced that part of the former airfield was to be developed as South Bristol Community Hospital, a Skills Academy and Leisure Centre. For a short time from 1959, the old airport was used as a motor racing circuit Whitchurch Circuit for Formula Two and Formula Three races. In its first year of operation, the airport handled 915 passengers, and by 1939 it handled 4,000 passengers. [10], In July 1938, the British Government formed a Civil Air Guard to train pilots for what was widely seen as the forthcoming war. [2] On 31 May 1930, the airport was officially opened by HRH Prince George, Duke of Kent. No. Bristol Bears are currently in Premiership Rugby. {"navigation\/item":"
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