Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford Aerodrome, Stockport, Cheshire, 2019
|A small but perfectly formed place, the building is new, bright, and equipped with a full range of excellent facilities. Dedicated to the history of Avro and Woodford Aerodrome, a very useful timeline of aircraft production here adorns three walls.
There's a cafe and a shop, and there are plans for expansion, and lots of activities, including cockpit visits (at extra cost). The airfield is being turned into a housing estate, so check their website for access instructions. Well worth a visit - we went on 21 September.
|Roe 1 Triplane replica fuselage||The wings and tailplane have been built, and are just waiting to be fitted. The original flew in 1909.|
|Avro Type F replica||The world's first fully-enclosed cockpit - 1912.|
|Avro Anson XIX forward fuselage||G-AGPG||The prototype Mk XIX. Ekco Avionics - used for demonstrations and testing including the bulbous nose added for testing Concorde's weather radar.|
|Avro Lancaster 1 replica forward fuselage||'R5868'||'S for Sugar'.|
|Avro Vulcan B2||XM603||Fully restored in anti-flash white, including the front fuselage and cockpit from XM602.|
|English Electric Canberra TT18 cockpit||WK118|
|Hawker Siddeley 748 Srs 2A cockpit.||G-ORAL||Named 'The Paper Plane' because it did the daily newspaper run from Liverpool to Belfast with Emerald Airways. Ex 9Y-TFS, G-GLAS, G-BPDA.|
|Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2 forward fuselage||XV235|
|Vickers VC-10 C1K cockpit||XV106||Last flight was to Bruntingthorpe in 2012.|