2014 BBM&L Inflation Day

The BBM&L are pleased to announce the date for the 2014 Inflation Day is Saturday 26th April 2014. Once again David Hopkins has invited us back to have our bi-annual Inflation Day at Lakeside Lodge Pidley, for which we are extremely grateful. For those who are uncertain of the location, the address is; Lakeside Lodge […]

Davey’s Derring-dos. Christopher Davey is the Speaker on October 27th

Christopher Davey has agreed to tell Friends of the Museum what really happened when he and Crispin Williams became the first balloonists to fly to Europe across the North Sea from Hull in 1980. Some might remember Christopher as Don Cameron’s co-pilot for the Transatlantic flight in the Zanussi balloon in 1978 (they did not […]

BBM&L AGM & Annual Luncheon 2013

The BBM&L AGM and Luncheon will be held on Sunday 27th October 2013 at the Mercure Elcot Hotel, Newbury, Berkshire. The AGM starts at 11.00am followed by the luncheon at 12.30pm. The Post prandial speaker will be confirmed soon, but you will not want to miss this speaker – he is dynamite

BBM&L Annual Luncheon 2012

The 2012 luncheon was well attended, many people coming because of whom was going to be the post-prandial speaker, others came because it is such a nice re-union with friends and flying colleagues past and present. It has become an annual fixture on many calendars. Chairman Richard d’Alton welcomed everybody especially the many newcomers, he […]

BBM&L at the BBAC AGM

As in past years, the BBM&L will have a presence at the BBAC AGM to answer queries and expand on what we do. The AGM is to be held on 17 March 2013 at the NFU Headquarters in Stratford Upon Avon.

2013 Calendar from the BBM&L

The British Balloon Museum & Library Calendar for 2013 is a visual record of the 2012 Inflation Day held at Pidley in May, and is only £3! You can order it through the Shop on this website.

Colin Prescot to be Speaker

The British Balloon Museum & Library are delighted that Colin Prescot, Chairman of Flying Pictures, has agreed to be the post-prandial speaker at the BBM&L Luncheon on October 28th at the Mercure Elcot Hotel near Newbury Berkshire.

BBM&L balloons at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The British Balloon Museum & Library were asked if the Fiesta could inflate some of the special shaped balloon envelopes to show to the public over the three day Fiesta. The two balloons chosen had been donated to the museum – G-NUTS and G-BGOO.

BBM&L fly the Mug in the Netherlands

Seven Friends of the BBM&L, including two Directors, attended the 27th Friese Ballonfeesten in Joure, Netherlands.

Smiling happy faces

Chris Dunkley’s take on the BBM&L Inflation Day at Lakeside Lodge, Pidley.