Bentham

AlfRodchenko

Photographs: Cameron Rutherford

This photobook has photographs of the remains of the Bentham worksite. The site was used recently as the location for a short futuristic film, The Frontier.

During filming Cameron took the photographs included in this book. The derelict site at Bentham was part of the various worksites of the Gloster Aircraft factory (1917 -1963), and it was at this Bentham site that the very first jet engined fighter aircraft, designed by Frank Whittle, the Gloster Meteor, was built (WWII).

Other aircraft developed or built on this site include: Bristol Fighter (WWI); Gloster Gladiator; Hawker Hurricane and Hawker Typhoon (WWII); and the Gloster Javelin ... amongst an impressive roster of ‘Gloster’ flying machines.

It is truly a shame that all war and armaments factories are not in this state ...

IntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionBentham–––––––Photographs: Cameron RutherfordThe following photographs show some of the remainsof the Bentham worksite. The site was used recently asthe location for a short futuristic film, The Frontier,details opposite.During filming Cameron took the photographs includedin this book. The derelict site at Bentham was part of thevarious worksites of the Gloster Aircraft factory (1917-1963), and it was at this Bentham site that the very firstjet engined fighter aircraft, designed by Frank Whittle, theGloster Meteor, was built (WWII).Other aircraft developed or built on this site include:Bristol Fighter (WWI); Gloster Gladiator; HawkerHurricane and Hawker Typhoon (WWII); and the GlosterJavelin ... amongst an impressive roster of ‘Gloster’ flyingmachines.It is truly a shame that all war and armaments factoriesare not in this state ...1

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