Control Tower, Dumfries Airfield

Control Tower, Dumfries Airfield, Heathall, Dumfries & Galloway – 1940

This is the restored Control Tower of the former WWII airfield at Dumfries, and the centrepiece of the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum. I had wanted to include a photo of me beside a Spitfire – the perfect example of the development of Art Deco streamlined design, of course – but we were here at the end of October and my god it was cold and wet, so I began to lose my patience (there were also a few rabbits kicking around which rather distracted me!).

Tell you what though, this museum is a great place, if you’re into planes that is. Don’t expect the curatorial standards of the Metropolitan Museum, it is evidently run by enthusiastic volunteers, but the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum makes a really fun and informative visit – and they let dogs in!


  1. Ashley says

    I have been in the EMI Complex and The Firestone Factory and I am going to try and get in the other factorys aswell.

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