Lympne Airfield History Society

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LYMPNE AIRFIELD HISTORY SOCIETY

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Protest march in Hythe

Start point of the march in Douglas Avenue

Start point of the march in Douglas Avenue

Start point of the march in Douglas Avenue

Start point of the march in Douglas Avenue

Marchers in Hythe High street

Marchers in Hythe High street

Marchers in Hythe High street

Marchers in Hythe High street

Marchers along the A249

Marchers along the A249

Marchers along the A249

Marchers along the A249

Speakers addressing the public at Aldi square in Hythe

Speakers addressing the public at Aldi square in Hythe

Speakers addressing the public at Aldi square in Hythe

Speakers addressing the public at Aldi square in Hythe

Highlights of the 6th August March

Success of the work of the Otterpool Newtown Coalition in fighting Shepway Council’s ‘Garden Town’ proposal is vital if we are to conserve the remaining parts of Lympne Airfield and we thank everyone who turned out on the March for their support.

The event sent out a very load and clear message demonstrating huge opposition to the ‘Garden Town’ plan, the paragraph highlighted in Nick Waine’s letter to KM Express on 17 th Aug. and reproduced here said it all.

 F'stone Express 2 Aug 16

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LYMPNE AIRFIELD HISTORY SOCIETY

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Our September 13th meeting will feature a presentation by David Goldsmith on record breaking flights made from and to Lympne in the 1920’s and 30’s. Attempted flights will also feature in this meaty subject. Household names like Amy Johnson, Jim Mollison, Jean Batten and Jimmy Broadbent are just a few of the many names who chose Lympne to launch or end such flights. Aviation glory and disaster feature in equal measure in this golden era of aviation exploration. Such pilots were as famous as Premiership footballers are today. Lympne was often front page news in the national newspapers and on Pathe newsreels as these human adventures were played out on our Airfield!

The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the East Bar of Lympne Castle and is free and open to all. Enter the castle through the main doors and turn left. Thanks to our hosts Richard and Rod

For more information: John Simpson: 01303 265078 Email: johnsimpson43@btinternet.com

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Further presentations  staged by the RiverOak Investment Corps are scheduled for:

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“There will be a consultation and information update event staged by the RiverOak Investment Corps about the campaign to conserve Manston Airport at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge tomorrow,Thursday 21/07/2016, afternoon from 2pm.

I will be attending with David Goldsmith and ask anyone seeing this to try to get there.

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is within the precincts of the Cathedral and accessed through the main Christ Church Gate.

The Cathedral Lodge Hotel can be found by turning right once in the Cathedral grounds. If the Christ Church Gate is closed, ring the doorbell on the left hand side and let the security gate staff know that you are attending the RiverOak event.

The RiverOak Corps bid to save Manston as an operational Airfield is both serious and likely to succeed. Background information and a copy of the Investment brochure can be obtained from me at The Spout House, Lympne, Kent CT21 4LQ.

David Plumstead”

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