Covering all aspects of Manchester Airport, Woodford and Barton

through the decades

HEADER PHOTO - 10th October 2015, the final Vulcan seen over Woodford, XH558.

(Thanks to Geoff Ball)

We are pleased to announce that due to the high level of recent enquires regarding Woodford aerodrome, we are continuing our work on two new books on the subject, the first of which should be print before Easter.


WOODFORD THROUGH THE DECADES, will cover the history of this iconic airfield from the early days of A.V.Roe right up until the site was recently raised to the ground.  The second,

WOODFORD AIRSHOWS THE DECADES, looks back at the popular airshows that attracted thousands of visitors and many unusual aircraft.


Both books will contain interesting and informative narrative, as well as hundreds of previously unseen and unpublished photographs.


We felt compelled to produce these books as 'homage' not only to the ground-breaking aircraft produced at the plant, but also in memory of the thousands of workers at the site.   


Best wishes from Mark Williams & Ringway Publications

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Please visit the SHOP page for our unique books and CDs.

The first in this unique mini-series on diversions, SIXTIES & SEVENTIES DIVERSIONS DAYS can still be purchased via SHOP page.


I bought this for Christmas and have only just reached page forty. What a fantastic production with great stories and superb pictures. Like the others in the series, a high quality production all round.

Dave Ross


I've got all of them & can't put them down. best books ever,looking forward to the next one coming out !

Jon Edwards

I have now read Eighties Diversion Days from cover to cover and yet again you have surpassed yourself, brilliant text, superb photographs - what more can I say. Thanks for bringing memories flooding back!

Mark Duffy


Just picked up the latest Manchester Airport book from Ringway Publications' "Ringway Through The Decades" series, Eighties Diversion Days ..... all I can say is WOW! Another superb chapter of MAN's history and something that everyone who can remember these days should buy .... along with anyone who didn't see these days, take a look at how this airport used to look when the weather elsewhere was poor!!! A huge well done to Mark Williams and Tricia for all their hard work on the best series of books ever produced on an airport!
I can't wait for the next one!

Nik French


I would just like to say what a fantastic book and a great addition to the rest of the collection of Ringway Through The Decades series. A wonderful read and a beautiful book that would take pride of place on any northwest spotters or aviation enthusiasts book case. Can't wait for the next installment.

Albert Maycock


Just wanted to say congratulations and thank you on another superb Ringway Publications book! This 80's one is more my era as it's the decade I took up spotting as a young lad with my dad and still continues to this day. 

Duane Crossland


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