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Telf

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Visited with Will knot on our way from another very popular Liverpool site ( answers on a postcard please ) :D

It cost me £4 to park nearby but it was well worth it, We had a nice relaxed explore that lasted around an hour or so.

A bit of history..

The original terminal building dating from the late 1930s, famously seen on early television footage with its terraces packed with Beatles fans, was left derelict for over a decade after being replaced in 1986. It was renovated and adapted to become a hotel, opened for business in 2001, preserving its Grade II listed Art Deco style. It was part of the Marriott chain of hotels, but is currently the Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel after a renovation in August 2008.[6] The former apron of the terminal is also listed and retained in its original condition, although it is no longer connected to the airport or subject to airside access control. It is the home of several aircraft, including BAe Jetstream 41 prototype G-JMAC and Bristol Britannia G-ANCF, preserved by the Speke Aerodrome heritage Group.[citation needed] The two art-deco-style hangars that flank the terminal and apron have also been converted for new uses: one is now a David Lloyd leisure centre, the other the headquarters of the Shop Direct Group, called Skyways House



1. A view of the old airport from the nearly deserted runway.
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6. This little plane used to be at the other side of the old airport which is now the hotel, I can only assume the reason they shifted it was to stop any bad reviews on hotel comparison sites :D as the plane is rotting away these days.
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11. Found this pill box at the edge of the site.
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12. Will Knot checking for stowaways :D
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13. Then We got ourselves on to the roof for a better view, gutted as the control tower was locked up.
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Thanks for looking Telf..
 

flighty

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The plane in photo 6 is a fibreglass replica of a de Havilland Dragon Rapide which was built specially for the Marriott hotel. The original was built in 1944 and was operated by British European Airways (BEA) so could well have flown from Speke at some time.
 

Telf

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The plane in photo 6 is a fibreglass replica of a de Havilland Dragon Rapide which was built specially for the Marriott hotel. The original was built in 1944 and was operated by British European Airways (BEA) so could well have flown from Speke at some time.
Interesting info pal, cheers :thumb
 

georgie

He Never Even Got There
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Nice one lads i remember doing this a few years ago

Should have parked in the retail and walked over mate,who charged you £4?
 

Telf

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Nice one lads i remember doing this a few years ago

Should have parked in the retail and walked over mate,who charged you £4?
Cheers m8, there was cameras on the hotel car park as soon as you drive in its clocked you, there's signs all over saying "you must pay" with the bad luck I get, I just paid it :(
 

georgie

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Ahh right i see not a bad little mooch and the roof is always accessible lol
 

The Kwan

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Really interesting Telf, I love that drain overflow bucket...sounds like you lads had a beano of a time :)
 

Telf

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Thanks lads, ps the padlock comment wasn't a sarcastic one, there's a 7ft gate with a brick surround. :thumb
 

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