2012 BBM&L Inflation Day – register now

The British Balloon Museum & Library (BBM&L) hold an Inflation Day every two years to inflate balloons from their collection. The event is at Lakeside Lodge, Pidley.

BBM&L AGM & Luncheon Report

Once again the BBM&L AGM and Annual Luncheon at the Elcot Hotel near Newbury was a very successful event, not only a very sociable one but financially beneficial for the Museum – all due to the generosity of the Friends of the Museum and appreciation to Jenni for setting it all up.

2012 Balloon Calendar

The British Balloon Museum & Library have just released their 2012 Calendar. The designer searched the Museum’s extensive archives, and each picture he chose our skilled Archivist was able to tell a story about it. This ballooning calendar is not just a place to write notes and birthdays, but almost like a small history book […]

Exciting New Ballooning Exhibition at Cameron Balloons Ltd

On 1 April 2011 staff and guests gathered at the Cameron factory in Bedminster, Bristol UK, to celebrate the company’s 40th birthday. The British Balloon Museum & Library were invited to create and install a permanent Museum exhibit to mark the occasion. The Boards and display cabinets the museum created, not only tell of the […]

Anne Lewis-Smith 1925-2011

Anne Lewis-Smith, who passed away at home on May 11th aged 86, was an inspiration to and loved by so many. She was most widely known for her prolific poetry, prose writing and journalism, as well as being a leading figure in the ballooning world and passionate about the British Balloon Museum & Library. An […]