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TOPIC: Ringway / Manchester Airport

Ringway / Manchester Airport 02 Apr 2010 21:18 #1

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Ringway southside hangars

Have come across a circa 1940 official Avro photo of a prototype Manchester at Ringway. The shot looks SE across the airfield. On the southside can be seen a hangar, painted on its W side as a house and camouflaged on the north side. The western section appears to have a hipped roof profile. Have always assumed this hangar was of the Bellman type - but the outline on this shot doesnt appear to confirm that. It was dismantled in early 1942 to make way for the three MAP hangars for Avros. Comments on the attached blow-up of the hangar would be received with interest. R.A.Scholefield

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Ringway / Manchester Airport 02 Apr 2010 22:43 #2

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I think it looks like a Bellman. The camouflage might be doing its job and causing confusion.
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Ringway / Manchester Airport 29 Sep 2010 18:49 #3

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ive been readin my book enemy coast ahead and in the early chapters. guy gibson was posted to a airfield in the manchester area. anyone know of the location and history etc
Many thanks from linton lad

come join my facebook group/ raf linton on ouse spotters group

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Ringway / Manchester Airport 29 Sep 2010 21:22 #4

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Would that have been Barton or Woodford?
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Ringway / Manchester Airport 30 Sep 2010 05:39 #5

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Neither, it was Ringway.

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Ringway / Manchester Airport 08 Aug 2011 11:01 #6

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Any idea were this was taken.

On back in pencil, MANCHESTER & 50

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Ringway / Manchester Airport 08 Aug 2011 11:03 #7

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Silly old fool forgot to put photo on.
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Ringway / Manchester Airport 08 Aug 2011 11:36 #8

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Could be Ringway as L7247 is the second prototype Manchester.

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Ringway / Manchester Airport 08 Aug 2011 15:12 #9

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Agreed its Ringway, the original control tower and hangar is in the background
You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!

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Ringway / Manchester Airport 06 Nov 2011 17:45 #10

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Info received from David Thompson, originally from Geoffrey Negus / ABIX

"A new website - 'RINGWAY THROUGH THE DECADES' has recently been launched by Ringway Publications - www.ringwaypublications.com

It covers all aspects of the airport from 1960 to 2000 and over time, data will be released on Manchester's Movements, Diversions & First Visits. There will also be sections on FLS/Fairey/Dan-Air, plus features such as South Side Residents, Where Are They Now, This Day In History, an A-Z Airline guide to Manchester, a photo gallery and a message board. Anyone wishing to contribute information, photographs, personal experiences or any interesting tales should email Mark Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition to the website, Ringway Publications are also launching a brand new series of books - 'Ringway through the Decades' and the first, 'SEVENTIES RINGWAY' is due to be launched mid-November 2011 and will be available from our website shop. It also goes on general release from 1 December and can be ordered through any bookshop using ISBN 978-0-9570826-0-1.

The launch date for our second book in the series 'EIGHTIES RINGWAY' is April 2012."

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