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Meir, Stoke-on-Trent

Trivia about Stoke-on-Trent

Meir Airport

In the 1950's a group of pottery companies jointly owned a De Havilland Dove aeroplane which was based at Meir Airport. 

a De Havilland Dove aeroplane

The disused 38 acre Meir Airport provided the opportunity for Staffordshire Potteries Ltd to gradually develop production on that site and by 1963 most operations were located there (in 1986 this company became Coloroll)

The last plane said to have flown from Meir Airport (1973) was a home-made plane called 'Fred' - the pilot was Eric Clutton.







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