Chesil Beach & the Fleet, Dorset

Chesil Beach & the Fleet, Dorset
Chesil Beach & the Fleet, Dorset

Monday, 15 August 2016

Shoreham Airport, West Sussex

Shoreham Airport for lunch? Don't mind if I do!
Shoreham Airport is a lovely place. Set in the valley of the River Adur, and overlooked by the magnificent edifice that is Lancing College, it is almost too pretty a location for something as mundane as a working airport.


The terminal building is a graceful Art Deco monument, and is preserved both inside and out, still painted white, and still fitted with the original Crittall windows. 



Walking in through the front entrance, behind the memorial garden, you are greeted with a perfect Art Deco vestibule. Look up at the ceiling, and admire the moulded plaster and the moderne chandelier, before turning into the Hummingbird restaurant.





The food is very, very good, and afterwards you can take your post-prandial coffee out onto the terrace and watch the planes and helicopters going about their business. From here, although you can see the busy A27 road, you can barely hear it.


When you leave, at the end of Almond Lane, turn right. It's a dead-end road, which leads to the old bridge across the Adur, which has become a memorial to the people who died in the Air Show crash in 2015. 




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