EVENTS

Inflation Day 2020

 

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of Inflation Day 2020.

The situation with Corona virus changes daily and it with everyone’s safety in mind that we have had to make this decision.

As things stand, we do not expect to be able to find another date in 2020 so we shall work on a date and venue for 2021.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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COLLECTIONS

Envelopes, Baskets and Burners

In these pages, you can see a small selection of some of the items we have in store, including Envelopes, Baskets, Burners and Gondolas. Explore the Envelopes gallery, which has a detailed history of each item in the collection.

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Our photo collection

A selection of images from our extensive photographic collection. The Museum has an amazing collections of black and white photographs dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s.

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Books, magazines and memorabilia

A selection of the books and magazines contained in our collection. The BBM&L is pleased to accept donations of balloon literature of any kind.

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NEWS

This Day In History

1898 American professional balloonist, Menier, had a spectacular career with many injuries. He was also a high dive specialist from towers & bridges (into water), in fact he boasted he was the "World Champion High-Diver." On 29 May 1898, he took off in a balloon from Winnipeg Canada. He launched in a strong wind, jumped, but his parachute barely opened before landing. The impact rendered him unconscious, but he recovered with only a sprained ankle. Source: Winnipeg Tribune
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