“Cardington Hangars” by A Finch – Cardington Hangars, Cardingtons, Beds, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
N 52° 06.221 W 000° 25.583
30U E 676257 N 5775694
Quick Description: A painting of the airship hangars at Cardington, viewed from the side of the A600 looking East.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/11/2015 8:38:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMN7CD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Nothing is known about A Finch.

The first hangar on the site was built by Shorts in 1916. The chief engineer on the project was Claude Lipscomb. The shed could accommodate two airships inside. The first airship to emerge from Shed 1 was the R31 in 1918. The hangar closed in 1924 due to the depression, but reopened in 1924. The hangar saw the construction of the ill fated R101. The second hangar, Shed 2, was originally at RNAS Pulham, but was dismantled and transferred to Cardington in 1928.

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The painting, oil on canvas dating to the 1960s, is in the Royal Air Force Museum.
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Artist: A Finch

Date of Your Photograph: 1/11/2015

Medium of Painting: Oil on canvas

Date of Painting: Not listed

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