Halfpenny Green (Wolverhampton) Airport, Crab Ln, Bobbington, Stourbridge DY7 5DY, paranormal investigation
Saturday 9 March 2019
9pm to 2am
Our first ever investigation sold out extremely quickly and was incredible active, so join us as we search again for paranormal activity at Halfpenny Green Airport, Crab Ln, Bobbington, Stourbridge DY7 5DY. (This photo courtesy of Paul Bunch – Perspective I).
Halfpenny Green Airport has a long history and notable incidents/accidents associated with it – including a Royal fatality.
During the 1970s air races took place here and it was during one of these that Prince William of Gloucester, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, died at the airport on August 28, 1972 when the aircraft he was piloting crashed into a hedge just beyond the airfield’s boundary.
He was just 30 years old.
In 1939, the Air Ministry acquired land to build the aerodrome and construction was complete by early 1941.
The then name of RAF Bobbington was changed on September 1, 1943 to RAF Halfpenny Green, because of some confusion with Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.
Operations commenced in May 1941 with No.3 Air Observers’ Navigation School flying Blackburn Bothas. The Botha had been designed to drop torpedoes and of 473 Bothas used by the RAF for training, 169 crashed, including two from Halfpenny Green crashing on successive days in June of that year.
On December 13, 1944 a Beam Approach Training Flight Oxford swung on take-off, running into five parked Ansons. The visibility was reported as “ten to fifteen yards“.
After the War, flying resumed in May 1952 with No.2 Air Signallers School flying Avro Ansons, before the unit disbanded in September 1953. A ground-based equipment sub-unit of No.25 Maintenance Unit occupied much of the aerodrome from March 1 1946 until November 15 1956, after which the aerodrome was placed under Care & Maintenance.
Permission to operate civil aircraft was given by the Air Ministry and in 1961 the Halfpenny Green Flying Club began operations. In 1967 the planning for a permanent aerodrome at Halfpenny Green was approved.
Parachuting was a major activity at Halfpenny Green in the 1960s and 70s and airships were a common site in the 1980s.
Today it is a thriving base for general aviation being home to four fixed wing flying schools, one helicopter school, a microlight school plus privately owned aircraft.
Sadly, due to its busy use, the airfield also has a long history including notable incidents/accidents associated with it, many of which are well documented, not least the fact that many of the trainee navigators never returned from long flights over the Irish Sea.
Our investigation will include vigils in the impressive control tower, parachute training building including the one time airport Vicar’s room, three Second World War hangars and, subject to agreement, several other areas too.
The aim is to use a combination of Spiritual and scientific methods of investigation and you are free to choose whether you take part in any, or all, as you wish.
These usually include; Victorian style Séances, Table tipping experiments, Glass divination, K2 Meters, Spirit/Ghost/Frank’s box, Rempods, Laser grid lights, sound enhancers, pendulum, human pendulum, divining rods, trigger objects, digital voice recorder, photography and of course, your own senses, the original investigation equipment!
We may try some of the experiments we were introduced to by our associates of the Australian Paranormal Society too!
Please feel free to bring your own investigation equipment and certainly a torch.
Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided on the night.
You may bring your own additional refreshments if you wish but, of course, no alcohol.
Halfpenny Green Airport, Crab Ln, Bobbington, Stourbridge DY7 5DY,
Saturday 9 March 2019
9pm to 2am (Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time and wait to be met at the main entrance gate)
Car parking: You will be directed to the car park on site.
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