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  • David_Kavangh
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2000
    • 1017

    #61
    From the Daily Fail

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...sing-open.html

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    • charliehunt
      Nearly there!
      • Oct 2012
      • 11459

      #62
      Daily Heil maybe but they are rehashing the old story and adding parts of the Observer investigation published this morning. There has clearly been some clever manoeuvring by Mrs Gloag and we have not heard the last of it I am sure.
      Charlie

      Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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      • charliehunt
        Nearly there!
        • Oct 2012
        • 11459

        #63
        The fast lady has not yet taken to the stage at Manston, despite efforts from north of the border to push her on!!


        http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent-bus...closure-18810/
        Charlie

        Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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        • David Burke
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 10027

          #64
          Withe the greatest of respect to Lydd -Manston does seem to be the prime location in Kent for an airfield. I hope it can survive .

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          • paul1867
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Nov 2012
            • 1452

            #65
            Important news about Manston to be announced today. More on other thread.


            http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...hlight=manston
            I had just got round to seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty, when some sod came and drank it......

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            • Hornchurch
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2005
              • 340

              #66
              Originally posted by paul1867 View Post
              Important news about Manston to be announced today. More on other thread.


              http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...hlight=manston



              Have just stumbled across this (inadvertently), some four years on.


              https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...ights-by-2022/


              Wanted to post this snippet, as I'd already thought Manston was finished & after "that woman" supposedly acquired it, buried in houses ?

              Would LOVE to see Manston back in use again, even if only in a small-scale capacity, whatever.....


              .

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              • Ant.H
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2000
                • 3057

                #67
                I sincerely hope this plan comes to fruition, it's a historic site that deserves to be saved and kept in use as an airfield. I really thought it would end up being built on and I'd almost given up hope that it would ever be re-activated.
                "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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                • mmitch
                  Member
                  • Mar 2003
                  • 1750

                  #68
                  The main plan is for a freight airport with some passenger traffic. There are still planning enquiries to complete and the agreement to use the runway as a lorry park goes on to the end of 2020.
                  mmitch.

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                  • Nachtjagd
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • May 2009
                    • 290

                    #69
                    Unfortunately the northern grass and the present fire school will be sacrificed under circa 2000 houses. This combined area more or less covers the extent of the airfield in 1940 so it could be argued that its another historical loss.
                    A Thousand Shall Fall

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                    • Brenden S
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Dec 2016
                      • 198

                      #70
                      I drove past there yesterday, there will be a lot of work to bring it back up to standard again.

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