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Finningley
Finningley
is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England. Before 1974 part of Nottinghamshire,[1] Finningley
Finningley
lies along the A614 road, about six miles from the centre of Doncaster, at 53°29′N 0°59′W / 53.483°N 0.983°W / 53.483; -0.983, and at an elevation of around 23 feet above sea level. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,442,[2] increasing slightly to 1,497 at the 2011 Census.[3] The parish church of Holy Trinity is Norman, with a 13th-century chancel.[4] The place name Finningley
Finningley
contains the Old English
Old English
word, fenn, a fen, a marsh, marshland + -ingas (Old English), the people of . . . ; the people called after . . . + lēah (Old English), a glade, clearing; (later) a pasture, meadow.'...so 'Clearing of the fen-dwellers'.[5] Finningley
Finningley
is known for its airport, formerly RAF Finningley. The station housed a 'V' force of Vulcan bombers during the Cold War, and for 35 years it hosted a regular air show which, by the 1990s, was the largest one-day military air show in the country.[6] However, the end of the Cold War
Cold War
led to the airfield being closed in April 1996, with the air show dying with it. The 3,000-yard (2,700 m) long runway, currently the second longest in Northern England, was sufficiently large to take even Concorde, and in the period after the closure of the RAF airfield there were several campaigns to turn Finningley
Finningley
into a commercial airport for the unserved South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
region (as well as Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
and the East Riding of Yorkshire). Plans for the conversion were finally approved in 2003, with the first flights in April 2005. The airport was named Robin Hood Airport Doncaster
Doncaster
Sheffield, later renamed Doncaster
Doncaster
Sheffield
Sheffield
Airport. Planning permission for a new railway station to serve it was granted [7] - the former station serving it and the village having closed in 1961 - but as of 2017 had not been constructed. Leon Motors, a bus company located in Finningley, operates buses in Doncaster. Formed in 1922, it was taken over by MASS of North Anston during 2004. Finningley
Finningley
is home to a Motocross venue.[8] People[edit]

Elsie Howey, leading suffragette, was born here

References[edit]

^ More about our Village – Finningley
Finningley
Village Community Group Retrieved 2018-03-13. ^ "Area: Finningley
Finningley
CP (Parish)" ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 March 2016.  ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. page 127. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin. ^ J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
(Cambridge, 1940), p.79; A.D.Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p.139; E .Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p.180 ^ Burke, Darren (28 September 2016). "Remembering RAF Finningley
RAF Finningley
20 years after its closure". Doncaster
Doncaster
Free Press. Retrieved 2 October 2017.  ^ Take Off For Airport
Airport
Station Plans Railnews.co.uk. Accessed 2008-09-04 ^ Doncaster
Doncaster
Moto Parc Motocross

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