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Aerial photograph of Rochester site in 1976

Technical Information

Catalogue No: PM31388
Picture Type: Rochester Photo Negative
Topic: Sites/Facilities
Title: Aerial photograph of Rochester site in 1976
Platform(s):
Date: 20 Feb 1976
Width (mm): 102
Height (mm): 127
Copies: 1
Location: Negatives Cabinet PM ("54/") [RAA Office]
Notes:

This is an aerial view looking East towards the old College and Fort Horsted. The line of the old ammunition railway which linked the old Forts can be seen curving across the entrance area. To the North is the Dog Racing Track. The only buildings along the Southern edge are the Fuel Flow Lab and Test House.

The large dark oval on the airfield adjacent to the Fuel Flow buildings shows where motorcycle grass track racing had taken place.
Grass track racing was held at Rochester Airport on otherwise unused areas away from the runways until the mid 1970s. This YouTube video shows some race action with fleeting views of Rochester site buildings in the background.

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