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HCC Bricklaying students help to restore 37 Squadron HQ

Posted 2nd May 2017

A group of Hackney Community College bricklaying students have played their part in restoring the head quarters building of 37 Squadron at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex.

HCC bricklaying staff James Bragg and Steve Fox were joined by Level 1 students Kain and Ryan, Level 2 students Max, Sameel and Shakeel and apprentice Jack (pictured below) for this exciting project.

Dave Geddes, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Volunteer said: “On behalf of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome I would like to say a big thank you to James Bragg of the Brickwork section of Hackney Community College and the staff and students he brought with him.
The work which was carried out, to a very high standard, on the Head Quarters Building of 37 Squadron – Royal Flying Corps will enable a floor to be replaced in this 1916 building.
I hope the students found the project interesting and are welcome to return in the future to carry out more restoration work or just to come and visit.”

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome currently has a major conservation project under way. Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Ltd has charitable status, with the objectives of preserving the fabric of Stow Maries World War One Aerodrome for the public benefit and advancing the education of the public in the history of the aerodrome, World War One and the natural history of the surrounding countryside.