Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Jacquet Weston Engineering (approach road)

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Jacquet Weston Engineering (approach road)
Membury, Wiltshire

Formerly known as Membury Airfield

Membury airfield was built during the Second World War, opening in August 1942. It was used by the US Air Force and the RAF until it closed in October 1946. Many of the wartime building still remain, including the four hangers, though they have since been modified into industrial units.

1 Dec 2009: The southern end of the airfield is now occupied by Jacquet Weston Engineering and Puretech Environment, and the area has been relandscaped.

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 14, and then head north on the A338 until you reach the B4000 on the left; follow this until you reach Lambourn Woodlands (past the B4001). Then, as the road heads right continue straight ahead on the minor road towards Baydon. At the next crossroad turn left, crossing over the M4 to the Membury airfield business park. +

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredApproach Road

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
Bessie arrives at the UNIT airfield

Planet of the Spiders (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
Lupton steals the gyrocopter

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
The panda car arrives at the airfield

 

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
Lupton watches the Doctor and Brigadier discussing where he might be

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

"The cottages can no longer be seen from the approach road due to trees on the roadside and an embankment built on the northern side. They are still recognisable from the road though!"

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
The Doctor sees Lupton escape in the gyrocopter

Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
The policeman decides not to report anything!

 

Additional Notes:

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The northern side of the approach road now has an embankment with new trees being grown, which will obscure the view of the cottages and hangars further!

Where to walk to next?

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Ramsbury Road (Planet of the Spiders). Ramsbury Road is at the junction.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Ady Godwin Car Repairs (The Dæmons): 0.11 miles.

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Membury Hall Lane (Planet of the Spiders): 0.46 miles.

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Half Mile Road (Planet of the Spiders): 0.96 miles.

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Oaken Coppice (lane) (The Dæmons): 1.81 miles.

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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Airliners - Photo of the G-AXVK gyrocopter in British Airways livery, 1978

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Air Britain - Photos of the G-AXVK gyrocopter (inc. 2007)

Further links about the location:

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Membury Airfield - Details on the airfield's creation and use during the Second World War.

Related Stories

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Planet of the Spiders [12-13 Mar 1974]: Airfields

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