Proposed site in Upton for Chester's Aeropark in 1929

In December 1929 an inspector from the Air Ministry advised the City Council that the land broadly bordered by Long Lane, Caughall Road, Acres Lane and a re-aligned Duttons Lane would be suitable for a municipal airport.

The Improvement Committee and the Finance Committee gave the plan support but the General Purposes Committee rejected the proposal and so the aerodrome was never built.

One is left to wonder what Upton would be like today if the aerodrome had been built. Who knows perhaps the Airbus wings would originate here rather than a Hawarden! If so the runway might stretch from the Village Hall to Picton Gorse.