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Should this important historical site be preserved?

 

The former Norton Aerodrome, off Norton Avenue, played an important role in protecting Sheffield during WWII. The site housed anti-aircraft barrage balloons and was an RAF training site.

 

Given that the 11th of November is approaching, I thought the site would make an excellent memorial park. This would be a fitting gesture to remember those who fought both abroad and on the homefront in past conflicts. The site could made suitable for wildlife and provide a useful community amenity- also preserving the legacy of those who fought.

 

I have started an e-petition on the Sheffield Council Website which can be signed here:

 

 

http://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=500000066

 

 

Mark

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It was never an aerodrome. Just an RAF station. One of many places in and around the region that had air defences in World war two.

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Heard a few years ago that Tesco was going to build a super store on here but it was found mush of the site is contaminated.

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Heard a few years ago that Tesco was going to build a super store on here but it was found mush of the site is contaminated.

 

 

Is he related to Stig of the dump ?

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Should this important historical site be preserved?

 

The former Norton Aerodrome, off Norton Avenue, played an important role in protecting Sheffield during WWII. The site housed anti-aircraft barrage balloons and was an RAF training site.

 

Given that the 11th of November is approaching, I thought the site would make an excellent memorial park. This would be a fitting gesture to remember those who fought both abroad and on the homefront in past conflicts. The site could made suitable for wildlife and provide a useful community amenity- also preserving the legacy of those who fought.

 

I have started an e-petition on the Sheffield Council Website which can be signed here:

 

 

http://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=500000066

 

 

Mark

 

A memorial could be placed at any of the old barrage balloon sites, which are already in parks.

 

Although it would be fine for a park, it is a big area to set aside, so unlikely to be acceptable on grounds of cost. Also, fairly close to existing countryside, so not adding much.

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Hmmm, have you been to the National Memoriam Aboretunm, near Alrewas? It's a huge site, well worth a visit, and was a gravel pit in its former life. Surrounded by countryside.

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