1 Keen on Kenley
Some five years ago a large 150-dealer annual aerojumble was organised regularly at Shoreham Airport in West Sussex. This event no longer runs, but after requests from stallholders the organisers of a new aerojumble at RAF Kenley in Surrey on Sunday, October 8, are hoping there might be a level of interest they can build on.
A number of dealers are now upcycling highly sophisticated interiors’ pieces from redundant aircraft and some of the traders at the RAF Kenley aerojumble will be selling aircraft parts.
RAF Kenley, now known as Kenley Aerodrome, was a station for the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and the RAF in the second. It is thought to be the best preserved of the Second World War RAF fighter stations, with the runway still in its original configuration.
In 2000, English Heritage identified Kenley as “the most complete fighter airfield associated with the Battle of Britain to have survived”.
Contact the organiser Alistair White on firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Croydon collector bonanza
Dave Sutton of Aviation Antiques runs the annual Croydon Airport Aviation & Military Collectors’ Fair in Surrey at the former Croydon Aerodrome, now a hotel.
The next event takes place on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Serious collectors ranging from those in their 20s to OAPs are the fair’s customers, Sutton tells me.
More on this nearer the time.
3 Newark aerojumble in the mix
To raise funds for the Newark Air Museum, there is an aerojumble on Saturday, October 14. The museum is in Drove Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, and abuts the site at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground where IACF holds its Runway Monday antiques and collectors’ fairs.