The garden and a nearby thatched cottage were part of the rural hamlet of Heyhead which stood here before man flew, but was overwhelmed during the 20th century. They are now surrounded on every side by the paraphernalia of a modern airport.
J E WORSLEY
J H WRIGHT
J H LAMB|
E W WRIGHT
|From the interior the well tended garden looks as though it is still in a rural community.|
|Step backwards to see its true modern location, the middle of an airport complex.|
|Nearby, the inhabitants of this thatched cottage managed to turn a blind eye to 20th century change. Adjacent farms became Ringway Airfield which developed into Manchester International Airport, entirely surrounding the cottage. Now uninhabited, its windows boarded, the cottage may not survive long in the 21st century.|