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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2011, 10:42:27 PM »
According to a posting by Jocelyn over on the DSAF forum (hope you don't mind me cross posting, Jocelyn  ;) )
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vulcan 603 (the all white one) at Woodford is to be moved , only across the site, repaired by BaE and then used as gate guardian to the new Woodford museum. It had got into a pretty sorry state, although Woodford had made sure that any good spares ended up with 558 or 655, not sure whether 624 got some too.
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2011, 08:08:27 AM »
Of course I dont mind, however with BaE announcing large job losses etc, cant help wondering what will happen now... 603 may not be out of the woods just yet  :(
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2011, 03:03:20 PM »
I'm a member of the Save 603 group on Facebook, and this sounds more promising than some of the ideas.  I'm still not sure if the bloke who claimed he had a mate with a HIAB to help move the bits for an 'Airfix' job like the example at Hendon was serious or not... lol

To think, at one point she was the most intact and best maintained retired Vulcan!  Not sure gate guardian is a good idea though considering the state she's in, surely inside would be a better place?
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2011, 05:08:32 PM »
Gate guardian obviously isnt the best as you say, but better than nothing ! Ideally some likely minded people could form a preservation society on the lines of those looking after XM655 and XL426, but that doesnt seem to be happening.
Just hope she is done up enough to survive, then maybe some serius work can be planned for her future !
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2011, 06:45:36 PM »
There was group that looked after her but they were stopped by the owners a few years ago - rumour has it because they said 603 was unsafe IIRC.
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2011, 10:49:12 PM »
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There was group that looked after her but they were stopped by the owners a few years ago - rumour has it because they said 603 was unsafe IIRC.


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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2011, 12:26:19 AM »
Health & Safety never stopped anyone doing anything if correctly applied. It just ensures that anything done is done correctly and safely by ensuring correct training & risk analysis.

At the visit to the Avro Heritage Centre the other day the guide said that BAe were defo going to build a new Centre on t'other side, refurbish 603 and she would be their gate guardian. Entry to be by the same lane that goes by the golf course. Architects were already engaged.
Couldn't wangle anything out of him for the future of the site but if they have a buyer there could be some kind of deal built in along these lines.
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2011, 12:23:34 PM »
Site will be sold to CGR construction of Liverpool and Trafford park to build a gated community. Only people being payed in excess of £80,000 per week for 90 minutes work need apply

The runway will be preserved along with the control tower as it is envisaged the new residents will have private aircraft and will not wish to mix with the great unwashed followers of the residents.
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2011, 12:45:42 PM »
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Site will be sold to CGR construction of Liverpool and Trafford park to build a gated community. Only people being payed in excess of £80,000 per week for 90 minutes work need apply

The runway will be preserved along with the control tower as it is envisaged the new residents will have private aircraft and will not wish to mix with the great unwashed followers of the residents.

Isn't that discrimination :?:  ;)
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2011, 05:25:17 PM »
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Site will be sold to CGR construction of Liverpool and Trafford park to build a gated community. Only people being payed in excess of £80,000 per week for 90 minutes work need apply

The runway will be preserved along with the control tower as it is envisaged the new residents will have private aircraft and will not wish to mix with the great unwashed followers of the residents.

Isn't that discrimination :?:  ;)

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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2011, 05:52:31 PM »
You can wash your hands and face ten times a day or clean your house twenty times a day but it doesn't wash the filth out of your mind so I agree.

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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2011, 07:22:03 PM »
Or London Tube Drivers on over 50K a year!!!
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2011, 12:49:30 PM »
Woodford may become a film studio according to a local report.
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2011, 03:34:13 PM »
Yes, on the news yesterday. One of many ideas, including housing, equestrian centre. Also, said they would be retaining the short runway to continue small airfield operations.
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Re: XM603 at Woodford
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