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Name: Eccles

Type: Thorn Coal Gas Balloon

Serial No: 2

First flown: Not flown as was never completed

Notes: Built from transparent plastic. Was last inflated at the BBM&L Inflation Day in 1988, as in the picture, with cold air.

Credit: Richard Hands/BBM&L

History

12 August 1965

J. Thorn, R.A. Peek, & P.G. Mulholland

1 July 1966

(approx date) Construction abandoned

23 June 1981

Cancelled as withdrawn from use

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