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The Aircraft Factory and Racetrack Revival project.
The historic Brooklands story began in 1907 when the World’s first purpose-built banked motor racing circuit was constructed, to be followed in 1909 with the formation of one of Britain’s first aerodromes. Brooklands developed a distinguished motoring heritage, with many famous drivers and machines performing here, before World War Two caused the end of motor racing. The aerodrome developed into Britain’s chief centre for flying training before World War One and became Britain’s largest aircraft manufacturing centre by 1918. By the early 1970s, famous names like Vickers Aircraft, British Aircraft Corporation and British Aerospace had manufactured aircraft at Brooklands, with some 18,600 complete aircraft here since 1908. The entire site then became a Conservation Area in 1989