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Offline Mickleburgh

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Re: Flying Boats - Grain / Lympne
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 11:42:02 »
Port Lympne was good enough for the Romans! Basically Hythe/Seabrook and yes, I suppose you could envisage flying boats off shore there and passengers being ferried to join the ailing branch line. Interesting proposals although even at the time probably considered fanciful.

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Flying Boats - Grain / Lympne
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 11:22:25 »
I have come across a brief reference, in a magazine article, that suggests in the mid 1930's Grain and Lympne were proposed as sites for a Flying Boat Terminal.
This proposal was made to Imperial Airways by the Southern Railway, Other sites considered were Portsmouth or Southampton. At Grain perhaps the S.R. were looking to use the existing Port Victoria? but Lympne?
Imperial Airways finally went of course to Southampton / Poole.
Has anyone heard of this proposal before or has more details? It is worth noting these discussions took place around the time Lullingstone Aerodrome was seriously considered, indeed the rail line was in build!


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