Archives for October 2008

The BBM&L’s AGM and Luncheon was a great success

Richard d’Alton chaired his first AGM to a full house, and Colin and Rosemary Mudie captivated the BBM&L’s luncheon attendees with the story of their attempt to fly the Atlantic, East to West, in a home made balloon 50 years ago. The British Balloon Museum & Library held their AGM at the Elcot Ramada Hotel […]

2008 Gordon Bennett Race Results Finalized

It’s official – British adventurer David-Hempleman-Adams and co-pilot Jonathan Mason have won the 52nd Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett. It is the first time in the history of the race that a British team has claimed victory. Austria’s Gerald Stuerzlinger and Helmut Meierhofer finished second, and Barbara Fricke and Peter Cuneo of the US finished third. […]

Museum crisis leaves balloon display homeless

Balloonists looking for new home for national collection just months after exhibition was reopened By Liam Sloan, Reporter Bosses at West Berkshire Museum say they have no plans to leave the Wharf, even though the building remains closed and dozens of exhibits are sitting in cold storage. Parts of the museum failed to reopen […]