EVENTS

 

In light of the latest Covid advice the Inflation Day has been cancelled.

Your council shares your disappointment since we worked hard to have all the arrangements in place for a safe event.

However, we now look forward to a bumper Inflation Day in 2022 !

 

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2021 Inflation Day

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

In light of the latest Covid advice the Inflation Day has been cancelled.

Your council shares your disappointment since we worked hard to have all the arrangements in place for a safe event.

However, we now look forward to a bumper Inflation Day in 2022 !

This Day In History

1784

Jean-Pierre Blanchard completed the first trial with a dirigible balloon. He flew from Champ de Mars, Paris to Billancourt. The propulsion was by oars. The dirigible was Blanchard No 1. filed with Hydrogen. Volume 380 cubic metres. He flew for 1 hr 15 min at an altitude of 400 meters. Source: Icare 105

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