This disused aerodrome was the first of its type in the UK and was operational from 1913 up until 1952. In its early days, it was used as a pilot training facility. Its reputation for accidents was so bad that it was said there was a crash every day and a funeral every week at the base.
Just months after it opened, Flight Lieutenant Desmond Arthur mysteriously died when his aircraft broke up while flying over the airbase. His dead body was found 500 feet away from the wreckage of his bi-plane. Ever since then, there have been dozens of sightings of his ghost around the base. It is said he still haunts the derelict site.