Balloon Museum Acquisitions 2010

The British Balloon Museum & Library have had some superb acquisitions during 2010. Many books, burners, trophies and flown stamps have joined the collections, but also there were a great number of acquisitions of envelopes. One balloon of particular interest was ‘Holiday’ N1001P, donated by well known balloonist Don Piccard from the United States. This […]

BBM&L AGM & Annual Luncheon

The British Balloon Museum & Library AGM and annual luncheon was held at our regular venue The Elcot Hotel, near Newbury, Berkshire on 31st October. Nearly 70 Friends of the Museum were able to attend. At the AGM, chaired by Richard d’Alton, the treasurer Bill Teasdale announced his intention to stand down at the next […]

BBM&L 2011 Balloon Calendar

The 2011 British Balloon Museum & Library Calendar is now for sale. If you want a Hot Air Balloon Calendar or just a calendar with both gas and hot air balloons, this is the one to get. For the cover of the 2011 calendar, the BBM&L have used gas balloon photographs. Inside, each month has […]

Inflation Day 2010 a Resounding Success

Good-Day to you All, And what a GOOD day it was for the BBM&L on Saturday 15th after a VERY successful Inflation Day, hard work, but with in the region of 570 paying people through the gate a record breaker for traditional Inflation Days, that number makes it all the effort worthwhile and rewarding for […]

Lakeside Lodge to host British Balloon Museum & Library Inflation Day

The British Balloon Museum & Library (BBM&L) have never had one of their Inflation Days in Cambridgeshire before. They hold an Inflation Day every two years to ‘air’ the collection of over 100 colourful balloons and to show the public and balloonists, current and ex, how their donations have help save some amazing artefacts. In […]