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Port Meadow: The Forgotten Aerodrome

Lecturer: Peter Smith
Date: November 14th 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Place: Rewley House

The subject of this talk is the use of Port Meadow in Oxford as a First World War training aerodrome. Using a mixture of period and current photos, extracts from the press of the period, and some short film clips if there is time, Peter Smith will look at Port Meadow from pre-war 1910 to post-war early 1930s, and its role in training new pilots, looking at what remains and the human perspective including the fatalities associated with the aerodrome.

Peter Smith is Chair of the Wolvercote WW1 Aerodrome Project, set up to commemorate all those who were associated with the aerodrome on Port Meadow.

Rewley House

The Society's speaker meetings and committee meetings are held in Rewley House, Oxford (marked R).

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There are metered parking spaces on the west and north sides of Wellington Square. More spaces are normally available on the west side of St Giles where it joins Woodstock Road. From here it is only a short walk down Little Clarendon Street and across Wellington Square to Rewley House.

Parking in Wellington Square is charged until 6.30p.m. and costs £3.00 for up to one hour and £5.00 for up to two. Park and Ride buses from Water Eaton, Pear Tree and Redbridge stop at the top of St Giles, a short distance from Rewley House.


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