General view of the barracks at Stow Maries Airfield from the south-west
General view of the barracks © Historic England DP178877
General view of the barracks © Historic England DP178877

New Grant Will Fund Further Repairs to Stow Maries First World War Aerodrome

Historic England has just approved a grant for a further stage of repairs to the most complete surviving example of a First World War Aerodrome in Europe. The site would be of international significance at any time, but 2017 marks 100 years since the Aerodrome became operational.

Many of the buildings are little changed since then. Slight and impermanent in their construction, some of the buildings have been taken down or fallen down and all are now on the Heritage at Risk Register. A new Trust with funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Historic England and others aims to tell the story of Stow Maries and the part that its airmen and women played in the First World War. A major collection of artefacts and flying historic aircraft is already established here and continues to grow.

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