Sheffield has been described as the only large city in Europe without its own airport. It did have one - briefly - between 1997 and 2008. Much of the 20th century was taken up with discussions and plans for the city to have its own airport.

Plans included converting the aerodromes at Todwick and Coal Aston; there was also talk of converting the redundant military camp at Redmires into an airport. Despite much support for such schemes they came to nothing.

The document below lists the main sources available at Sheffield Archives & Local Studies which can be used to investigate the many plans for an airport in Sheffield.

Archives Library

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