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There are many early photographs of aeroplanes on the Common Port Down.

Many of these photographs were taken by Albert Parsons, the prolific local photographer, who joined the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.

In the 1920s, Alan Cobham, the aviation pioneer, applied to build an airport on the common. The project did not get approval!

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Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 17 Jul 1913]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons 23 Jul 1912]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 23 Jul 1912]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 17 Jun 1913]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, Aug 1912. Linked with Lt Beddington [Albert Parsons]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, Aug 1912. Linked with Lt Beddington [Albert Parsons]

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Aeroplane on the Common [Albert Parsons "6"]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, [?Parsons, Undated]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 17 Jul 1913]

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Plane on Hungerford Common, 5 Sep 1912 (written on reverse) [Albert Parsons]

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Biplane on the Common, 23 Jul 1912 [Parsons] (Moya Dixon collection)

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- Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 23 Jul 1912]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons 23 Jul 1912]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 17 Jun 1913]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 17 Jul 1913]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, [Parsons, 17 Jul 1913]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, [?Parsons, Undated]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, [?Parsons, Undated]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, [?Parsons, Undated]

- Plane on Hungerford Common, 5 Sep 1912 (written on reverse) [Albert Parsons]

- Biplane on the Common, 23 Jul 1912 [Parsons] (Moya Dixon collection)

See also:

- Albert Parsons, Photographer