Happy Christmas from Farnborough
A simple christmas tree in the Portable Airship Hangar at Farnborough’s IQ Business Park. The structure above the Christmas tree is a First World War airship hangar built in 1912. Now standing near Farnborough Airport, the steel structure is 250ft long and 70ft wide. It was originally a portable structure – like a huge tent – covered in canvas and used for storing and repairing airships.
When it was dismantled in 1915 the steel frames were reused to make two factory sheds at Farnborough Airport until 2005 when the sheds were demolished and the structure rebuilt as a permanent exhibition on the IQ Business Park in Farnborough. You can read more about the history of British Airships and the historical significance of the World War 1 Hangar at British Listed Buildings.
And this photo is also on Flickr and 500px.