Event Details

Shots over Stow Photoshoot

  • Sun 08 Sep 2024

  • 9AM - 3PM

Join us at the last surviving Great War Aerodrome in Europe for a a historical photoshoot you'll never forget.

How often do you get a chance like this???

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome has become a firm favourite of the photographer. From its long term residents - the raptors and mammals - to its breath-taking airshows. Now, the opportunity has arrived for you to recreate the earliest part of the Stow Maries story.

With advice on hand from our own photographers, you'll be led in small, informal groups from location to location, and given plenty of time and space to get the shots you need for your gallery.

You'll have time to get settled, have time to get the angle you need, time to enjoy the process.

When you break for lunch - it will be supplied as part of the occasion. You'll enjoy it in the original Great War Airmen's Mess, so the spell won't be broken. You can swap ideas and exchange your feelings on the shots you have already gathered, before heading out for the last two locations on the day.

Time. Space. Food. Great locations. Peer-to-peer advice.

All the while, you'll know that your contribution to the event will be directly funding the site's survival.

What are you waiting for? Limited numbers are very much part of the deal - so book early to avoid disappointment.

Stow Maries is uniquely placed to offer you genuine and original backdrops, with the atmosphere soaking into your images.

Set 1: In all her Glory

Up close, 'behind the wire' access to Avro504k G-ABAA. An RAF Museum aircraft, famous for its film work .

Set 2: Tooling Up

Step back in time as you watch the hard-working BE2e get armed for a mission. Aircrew and ground crew working together, preparing for the off.

Set 3: Taking a moment


Pausing between missions, members of crew grab a 'brew' with some of the females on the camp.

Set 4: Power behind the pilots


The hardworking males and female drivers and trades of the RFC are in action. The MT shed, with trucks unloading under the keen eyes of the NCO, looking to spot the slackers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • While dogs on leads are welcome at the aerodrome, they would not be appropriate for this event. Please leave them at home this time.
  • The food menu will be provided on booking, but it will include a varety of options, including vegatarian. Refreshements will be on hand at selcected times during the day.
  • Parking will be free.
  • In the event of inclement weather, we will have back-up sets ready to use, undercover.
  • Camera club block-bookings welcome, but they should purchase tickets in the same way.
  • We welcome tripods and all other protabel equipment. Lights stands should not be brought.
  • Access to other exhibitions will be possible if time allows, but not guarenteed.
  • Guests are welcome to purchase regular admission tickets for the day, but will not be able to accompany ticket holders to the sets.


Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
Flambird's Chase, Chelmsford, CM3 6RJ

Click here to get Google Map directions to the site entrance from your location. See also: Directions by Road

Ticket Prices

  • Adult (14yrs+) General Admission for one: £ 100.00
    + £ 7.54 Fee - Sales end at 7am on 08 Sep 2024

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