Shoreham Airport

Shoreham Airport’s terminal building
The oldest in the land
Is getting a new makeover
To make it fresh and grand

It’s 1930’s facade fell into
a terrible state
With peeling paint and cracks in walls
But soon it will look great

Stavers Tiltman will be proud
Of his Art Deco creation
England’s oldest licensed airport and
a credit to the nation

©Jemverse

The Shoreham Aviation Ground started in 1910 just 7 years after the Wright brothers first flew in 1903. Situated on the flat coastal strip of land on the South Coast of England between Brighton and Worthing, the aerodrome was officially opened on 20 June 1911. The first flying school was established in 1913 and, on 13 June 1936, a beautiful Art Deco style terminal building, designed by Stavers Tiltman, was added.

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Foundery
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 15:57:53

    It’s a beautiful building and favourite place for a coffee while watching the planes. Will be good to see it back at its best.

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  2. Jem Croucher
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 17:42:35

    Yes. We’re looking forward to going back for morning coffee and seeing it restored back to full glory.

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  3. Barbs
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 20:27:09

    Great Jem!

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  4. Jem Croucher
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 20:45:31

    Thanks Barbs.

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