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St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

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St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby warferry » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:56 pm

As promised started on my old print films, must be mad .
Long ago visited these two sites, only few faded prints found and scanned .
Might be of interest to some.Wales museum long closed also many of St Athans items moved to other museums.

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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby gamecock » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:44 pm

Great shots. I never knew there was a museum there. Whereabouts was it?
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Sparts99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:46 pm

Me neither.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby dollar99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:55 pm

Top one is Hendon, I have some similar angles on slide somewhere ;)

Also have that museum at Rhoose in the big pile still to be scanned ;) Never got to take the camera round St Athan though, nice to see.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby warferry » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:57 pm

St Athans you should know and the Wales was at Rhoose .Thanks for the Hendon correction thought photo was different colour cast.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby NAM Updater » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:42 pm

When Rhoose closed many of the airframes were dispersed to other collections around the UK e.g. Newark initially acquired the Sea Venom; and eventually the Ashton fuselage (via Woodford). :thumb:
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby paddyboy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm

Nice memories, mate :thumb:

Thanks for posting ;)

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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Nighthawke » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:36 pm

Nice reminder of "what used to be and is no more". My first sight of the Wales Air Museum was in the pouring rain in the mid-80s. Managed to visit in decent weather not long before it closed by which time things were running down a bit.
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