Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 30

Thread: RAF Hednesford

  1. #11
    Midlands Heritage Member Drifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Cannock
    Posts
    221
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    51

    Thumbs up Re: RAF Hednesford

    Cheers for the info Richie ill try to get hold of a copy

  2. #12
    Cinema/TV/Theatre Richie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wolves,East Africa,Caribbean.
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 54 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    169

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford

    The magazine has just started going on-line (www.geographical.co.uk/Features) but for obvious reasons "new" articles are posted after a three-month period.

    Wolverhampton Central Library and i think Birmingham Central have current copies but it will be Friday at the earliest before i get to the nearest of those in order to photocopy the page and e-mail it you directly. (That's if i can get my scanner to work)

  3. #13
    Senior Member chedd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    2' 2'15"W 52' 54' 03" N @ 89 Metres
    Posts
    572
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    155

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford

    Hey Richie....I would really appreciate the effort mate if you could do that

    ( nod your head, just in case they could be watching with their shiny satellites )

  4. #14
    Midlands Heritage Member A man called Martyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hednesford
    Posts
    202
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 61 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    91

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford

    Also some of the hangers from RAF Hednesford still exist in Chasetown.

  5. #15
    Midlands Heritage Member A man called Martyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hednesford
    Posts
    202
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 61 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    91

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford

    Here is one of the spitfire aircraft with connections with Hednesford. BM597 at Flying legends 2008 display at Duxford
    Last edited by A man called Martyn; 18th August 2009 at 18:27.

  6. #16
    Senior Member chedd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    2' 2'15"W 52' 54' 03" N @ 89 Metres
    Posts
    572
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    155

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford - hangars still in use today

    From the tip received to the original post here by A man called Martyn cheers dude and some info I dug out of " Kitbag Hill" I visited chasetown yesterday to find these hangars.

    They are indeed here, and some of them are very large. Despite an initial "misunderstanding" with the security guard who confirmed they had been moved from RAF Hednesford a long time ago, I got chance to have a good mooch about.

    According to C.J Whitehouse (Kitbag Hill) there was a large auction by the Stafford branch of "Evans and Evans" in April 1959 to dispose of the buildings.
    They were auctioned off, one of which was sold to E.H Smith of Chasetown for 10,600 U.K.P ( it had a floorspace of 70,000 square feet and included 8 two ton cranes, lighting, heating and partitions ).
    Two smaller "Hinaidi hangars" went for 2,950 and 2,900 UKP respectively ( I cannot find any reference to this type of hangar ) as well as many smaller units. Buyers were told to get them removed within 12 weeks of purchase.

    Anyway, enough jibber-jabber, here are some pics








    On several of the hangars like this one below, the fascias have just had a fresh cover applied




    And here are the big babies










    Nice to see these things still being used.........well, most of them are up for let at the moment

    As pointed out by Drifter in his original post, 3 years prior to the sale of these buildings around 1200 Hungarian refugees who had fled Soviet occupation made RAF Hednesford ( and possibly some of these buildings ) home until they were sold off


    ched
    http://www.digitalrust.co.uk
    Last edited by chedd; 24th August 2009 at 11:04. Reason: credit to drifter

  7. #17
    Senior Member Indy500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    258

    Talking Re: RAF Hednesford

    It is nice to see that they are still being used.

    The Hinaidi was a plane... perhaps the Hangar is named after what was in it as opposed to a 'design' of Hangar?

    And I have a question... if these were Hangars, for planes with like, big wings, would the doors have been different then? You know...the ones on the runners that open the whole side up fully? It seems odd to have all of that 'space' if you can't get anything through the portal!

  8. #18
    Senior Member chedd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    2' 2'15"W 52' 54' 03" N @ 89 Metres
    Posts
    572
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    155

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford

    ah...I see !!

    good point about the doors............does anyone else reading this have an answer ?


    ched
    http://www.digitalrust.co.uk

  9. #19
    up ya viva! yamahapaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    M H secret HQ..
    Posts
    5,103
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked 936 Times in 504 Posts
    Rep Power
    1704

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford

    Quote Originally Posted by chedd View Post
    ah...I see !!

    good point about the doors............does anyone else reading this have an answer ?
    The answer might be found in this thread (Hangar information)that I've just created, but I cann't guarantee it
    I dont need anger management ... you just need to stop pissin me off !!

    Illegitimi non carborundum!

    my flickr

  10. #20
    Senior Member chedd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    2' 2'15"W 52' 54' 03" N @ 89 Metres
    Posts
    572
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    155

    Default Re: RAF Hednesford

    Oh dude...............excellent work

    So page 15, photograph 14 shows our type Hinaidi Hangar of which there are at least 6 up at the trading estate. I cannot find any reference to the small blister style buildings but they were probably workshops. I have seen loads of them at numerous derelict WW2 airfields round and about the control towers.

    Awesome Y.P and thanks for posting this

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

LinkBacks (?)

  1. Hits: 4
    9th July 2012, 14:30
  2. Hits: 5
    13th October 2011, 11:57
  3. Hits: 74
    7th August 2011, 19:20
  4. Hits: 23
    6th July 2010, 09:49

Similar Threads

  1. GP Surgery, Hednesford
    By Enrashid in forum Miscellaneous
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22nd October 2012, 19:02
  2. Hednesford Davy Lamp
    By oildrum in forum Miscellaneous heritage
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24th August 2012, 15:16
  3. ATP Industries Ltd, Hednesford, Staffs
    By A man called Martyn in forum Industrial
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 6th August 2011, 22:13
  4. Hednesford War Memorial
    By oildrum in forum War memorials
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 8th June 2011, 09:23
  5. Ultra Electronics - Hednesford
    By chedd in forum Industrial
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23rd July 2010, 16:05

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •