Wildlife

Heading off to Wildlife
Across the old toll bridge
Right there on our doorstep
Such a special privilege

Kite surfers on the water
Past the marquee’s massive towers
Music pulsing in the distance
Where we’ll spend the next few hours

Wildlife at the airport
Thirty thousand people there
The sunshine smiled and we all danced
As music filled the air

©Jemverse

Wildlife is the biggest music festival to make the South Coast of the UK since the Isle of Wight back in the 60s and 70s. Upwards of 35,000 are expected for two days of music, fun and sunshine at the Brighton & Shoreham city airport on 6 and 7 June 2015. We have weekend passes – no brainer really as the festival is less than a mile from where we live.

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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