South Fambridge

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South Fambridge
South fambridge sign.jpg
South Fambridge Village Sign
South Fambridge is located in Essex
South Fambridge
South Fambridge
Location within Essex
OS grid referenceTQ854959
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRochford
Postcode districtSS
Dialling code01702
PoliceEssex
FireEssex
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°37′51″N 0°40′43″E / 51.630862°N 0.678509°E / 51.630862; 0.678509Coordinates: 51°37′51″N 0°40′43″E / 51.630862°N 0.678509°E / 51.630862; 0.678509

South Fambridge is a village in Essex, England. It is located about 300 yards (0.17 miles) from the River Crouch. The village lies within the Rochford district and the parliamentary constituency of Rayleigh. Surrounded by farmland, it is reached by the Fambridge Road, approximately 1.5 miles from the main Ashingdon Road.

Airfield[edit]

Kenneth Bannerman at the airfield's memorial.

The village once had a small airfield which no longer exists, having been converted into a residential estate named Pemberton Field after Noel Pemberton Billing. On 20 February 2009 it was the 100th anniversary of the first experimental flights beside the River Crouch meadows. Kenneth Bannerman, Director General of the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust unveiled a memorial to the airfield. A Spitfire flown by Carolyn Grace took part in the Anniversary Commemoration, entertaining the crowd by carrying out some aerobatic manoeuvres. The Memorial is located at (TQ854957) on the site of Brickhouse Farm.

External links[edit]

Media related to South Fambridge at Wikimedia Commons