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Aerial View of the Rochester Site

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Catalogue No: P0249
Picture Type: Framed Picture
Topic: Sites / Facilities
Title: Aerial View of the Rochester Site
Date: circa 1982
Width (mm): 620
Height (mm): 540
Copies: 1
Location: Rack RAA12 (pictures part) [Mezzanine Store]

Amongst other changes, this view shows:
1) The greyhound race track (oval at bottom left);this was closed for development in 1979.
2) The "Flying School" part of the Rochester site (top left of airfield);
3) A rectangular area (left of the runways & opposite the Davis Estate) before its development into a hotel & retail park;
4) A rectangular area (right of the runways before its development into the Laker Road industrial park;
5)The A229 road from Maidstone before the Bluebell Hill village bypass.

The picture is undated but is circa 1982 because:
* Phase III building is complete but the Falcon Building is not visible as building only commenced in 1981.
* 8 acre car park exists.
* There are Portakabins in front of the hangars.
* The greyhound stadium had not been demolished.

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