Stow Maries airfield to be restored for Centenary

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Stow Maries airfield, one of the most complete World War I aerodromes in the UK, is set to be completely restored, following a campaign by a group of volunteers.

In World War I pilots flew from the Essex base on operations against German Zeppelins tasked with bombing London.

In 2008 group of enthusiasts began a campaign to restore the airfield, much of which had been decaying since 1919. Its barrack blocks still stand, as do its motor transport sheds, workshops, other ranks’ mess-hall and officers’ mess.

The plan now is to restore several of the 1914-1918 era buildings and to open a museum commemorating the airmen who were based here.

To read more about Stow Maries and restoration plans, click here.

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