A bit of history.
Salterns has an interesting and fascinating past. Dating back to the 1700’s to when the site was active in salt-making, hence the name ‘Salterns’, its history is also linked to pottery making. There has been a yacht club on the site since 1935 and during the war years from 1943-1948 the site was used as the Flying Boat Headquarters and was Britain’s only international airport with famous passengers including film stars, royalty and Sir Winston Churchill. Having purchased the business in 1969, the Smith family (of Matchbox Cars) continued to improve the site and by 1974 developed the marina as you see it today.
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