Archives for August 2017

The BBM&L Annual Luncheon and AGM, 29th October 2017

The BBM&L AGM And Luncheon will be held on Sunday 29th October 2017 at the Mercure Elcot Hotel near Newbury, Berkshire. The AGM starts at 11.00am and all Friends are welcome. The Agenda can be downloaded here. The Luncheon starts at 12-12.30 and will cost £26 per head, but the most exciting bit will be […]

The First Gas Balloon Flight

First Gas Balloon Flight 234 years ago Did you know the first gas balloon made its flight in August 1783. Designed by Jacques Charles and Les Frères Robert, it carried no passengers or cargo. The construction was a bit hurried as news had reached Professor Jacques Charles that the Montgolfier brothers had launched a hot […]