Street scene. A vast crowd returns to Colindale station, Northern line from the RAF Pageant at the nearby Hendon Aerodrome (now home to RAF Museum). Note the pole-mounted roundel, midground left. One of a series U6823-U6826.
Photographed by Topical Press, 28 Jun 1930
Location: Colindale Underground station, Colindale Avenue, Barnet, NW9
Image no: U6824
Inventory no: 2005/1171
20th Century London caption: After the First World War, flying pageants became popular. The technology of aeroplanes was still new enough to be exciting. The aerodrome at Hendon was taken over by the Admiralty at the start of the war and became a Royal Naval Air Station. It had become a Royal Air Force (R.A.F.) station in 1927. This photo from 1930 shows a crowd of people returning to Colindale station from an R.A.F. pageant at the Hendon Aerodrome. A line of police, including two on horseback, clear a path through the crowds.