This time in Map Of The Week we continue with an insight into what is now Fairlop Waters. As our map of the week shows, during the Second World War it was a Royal Air Force airfield.
The map was created in 2000 by local historian David Martin, based on research and aerial photographs of the site. The airfield was operational from September 1941 to August 1946. A number of different aircraft, including Spitfires, Typhoons and Mustangs flew from Fairlop, which housed around 1000 personnel.
Title – Fairlop Airfield
Associated Dates– 1949
Location – On display- Redbridge Museum, Central Library 1st Floor
Opening times – Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm
Website – Visit the Museum webpage
Post Author: A. Deo