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Top-flight venture or relic of the past. Thanet must decide on Manston airport

On a sunny lunchtime, diners pack the outdoor tables of the cafe at the Spitfire Museum in Manston, Kent, where memories of Britain’s finest hour are lovingly preserved. Settling down to a menu of Hurricane rolls and Merlin baps, one visitor asks her companion about the abandoned buildings in the distance, behind the wire fence. “I think that used to be an airport,” he replies.

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  • Top-flight venture or relic of the past. Thanet must decide on Manston airportOn a sunny lunchtime, diners pack the outdoor tables of the cafe at the Spitfire Museum in Manston, Kent, where memories of Britain’s finest hour are lovingly preserved. Settling down to a menu of Hurricane rolls and Merlin baps, one visitor asks her companion about the abandoned buildings in the distance, behind the wire fence. “I think that used to be an airport,” he replies.

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