Control tower opened for fair
The show is being run by the Croydon Airport Society, a charity that keeps the history of the aerodrome alive and maintains and looks after the old control tower.
The show is held in the Hallmark Aerodome Hotel, which is situated on the site of the old airfield, next to the original 1928 Terminal. This hotel was also built at the same time, to serve the aerodrome as London’s first airport. The hotel is a listed building and retains its 1920s charm.
On the day of the show, visitors will be also be able to access the control tower, manned on the day by the Croydon Airport Society. This ATC tower has been kept as it was in the 1930s and is not generally open to the public.
The show its self, has 38 trade stalls, covering aviation and militaria dealers. A wide range of items will be on offer models to uniforms, books, postcards, prints and photos.
All stalls are indoors and there is free parking directly outside. The hotel restaurant will be open for refreshments. Entrance is £4, children admitted free.
The hotel is at 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT.
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