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Kenley Heritage Day, Kenley Airfield, Sep 8

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Kenley Airfield Walking Tour, Kenley Common, Nov 1

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Guided history walk around RAF Kenley’s airfield, Aug 20

The Kenley Revival Project invites you to join them for a walk and talk around Kenley Airfield on August 20.

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Battle of Britain Day walking tour of RAF Kenley, Sep 15

Take a tour of the most intact fighter airfield from World War II on Battle of Britain Day, September 15, led by the Kenley Revival Project in conjunction with Heritage Open Days. Learn about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival Project war graves history talk, Sep 11

The Kenley Revival Project presents the first in a series of lectures to remember the history of RAF Kenley and those that served there during wartime. The first talk, to be held on September 11, will be delivered by Kev … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival Project airfield family history tour, Aug 1

Take a two-mile guided tour with the Kenley Revival learning officer to find out more about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain history. Hear the stories of real people that worked and lived at RAF Kenley during World War II, … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Kenley’s Battle of Britain airfield, Jul 30

Join the Kenley Revival Project manager on a tour of Kenley airfield, learn about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain history and hear about the conservation, preservation and restoration of one of Britain’s finest examples of “Impermanent Architecture”. The special … Continue reading

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Cinema backs Kenley history project with Battle of Britain film

As the Royal Air Force marks its centenary today with a spectacular fly-past over the capital, the David Lean Cinema volunteers and the people behind the Kenley history project are combining their efforts to mark one of the most heroic … Continue reading

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Take to the air this Saturday with the history of women in war

The Kenley Revival project is coming into Croydon town centre this Saturday in the latest event to celebrate the role of women at the historic airfield and during World War II. “To celebrate our Women in War season we are … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival celebrates brave women heroes of WWII

Throughout March, to help mark this week’s International Women’s Day, the Lottery-funded Kenley Revival team is focusing on the significant and essential roles women had during World War II. The project will be hosting a few different activity days, school … Continue reading

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Santa’s Reindeer Trail, Kenley Common, Dec 23

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Kenley Revival Wartime Christmas Workshop, Dec 18

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World War II poster workshop, Kenley Airfield, Oct 23

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A piece of Battle of Britain history is up for sale, at £1.5m

You can now own a piece of Battle of Britain history, though it comes at a cost: £1.5million. To be fair, you do get a rather impressive six-bedroomed house set in a beautiful part of the North Downs. The Garth … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain heroes to be remembered at Kenley

Kenley aerodrome, the most intact RAF fighter airfield remaining from World War II, will be returned to its former glory for a free and spectacular Sky Heroes event on Sunday September 10, showcasing the site’s important Battle of Britain history … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival’s Sky Heroes, Kenley Aerodrome, Sep 10

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Battle of Britain airfield to stage week-long Learning Festival

Local schools are being invited to take part in the first Learning Festival being staged this June at the former RAF Battle of Britain base at Kenley. Kenley Revival, the Heritage Lottery-funded group which is curating and caring for what … Continue reading

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Kenley airfield heritage project appeals for volunteers

Organisers of a Lottery-funded project to revive one of London’s historic Battle of Britain airfields are appealling for volunteers to sign-up before Friday this week to help the scheme really take-off. The launch of the Kenley Revival Project will be … Continue reading

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Kenley airfield heritage project makes call for volunteers

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Arson investigation over fire at Battle of Britain building

The fire which gutted the Grade II-listed Officers Mess at the former RAF Kenley last week is being investigated as possible arson by Surrey Police. The Officers Mess, which survived Nazi bombs during the Battle of Britain, has been left … Continue reading

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Tandridge has plans for thousands of homes on Green Belt

A neighbouring Tory-run local authority in Surrey is consulting on bulldozing a golf course and redeveloping next to a Battle of Britain conservation area in a drive to build thousands of homes on the Green Belt, reports WALTER CRONXITE Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Kenley wins Lottery with £881,000 for Battle of Britain project

An ambitious project to preserve the history of Kenley’s Battle of Britain airfield and make its history available for the digital world has been granted £881,000 from the Lottery Heritage Fund. Kenley was part of London’s front-line of defence in … Continue reading

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Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

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Spitfire and two Lancaster bombers in Kenley fly-past, Aug 17

AUG 17 UPDATE: The fly-past today has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Further information from the Kenley Airfield friends group website here One not to miss this coming Sunday, August 17, at Kenley airfield. There will be an … Continue reading

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