Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

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 …

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Redbridge Museum – Map Of The Week

This week's Map of the Week is a plan for Fairlop that never came to light. In 1937 the City of London purchased 1,000 acres in order to build a civic airport. But with the threat of the Second World War these plans were rejected. By the 1940’s the land was used as an airfield …

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