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Allhallows (Kent) Parish Council

WW1 Airfield

By Chris Fribbins Allhallows (Kent) Parish Council

Thursday, 4 October 2018

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Research by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust has uncovered details about the use of Allhallows as a site for one iof the very first airfields in the country/world. There was an airfield from WW1 to the 1930s located on the fields behind the Allhallows Village Hall and Baytree Farm, extending across to Ratcliffe Highway (see map). In the early days the range of the aircraft was limited and planes had to take frequent refueling stops (connecting to airfields at Detling, Rochester, Southend and on the Isle of Sheppey.  Grain also had an aircraft manufacturing factory and the 'Grain Kitten' was built there.

The Allhallows airfield also saw use as part of a commercial airline service from Rochester to Southend.

The charity have provided a granite plaque to remember the site and there are plans to unveil it as part of the End of WW1 Centenary on the 11th November 2018 at the Allhallows Village Hall (12:15pm)

Visit the ABCT website for information about the Allhallows airfield.

 

p.s. You may have been mystified by the old RAFaircraft on the parish council logo, this is in recognition of the historic airfield in our parish.

 

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Ratcliffe Highway, Allhallows, Allhallows, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9PT

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