EVENTS

We are delighted that David Hopkins has kept to his promise that the event can be held on his land at the top of Fen Road, Pidley (NOT at Lakeside Golf Complex as in previous years). Early days in the planning but further details will be forthcoming in due course but I am expecting the format to follow a similar pattern to previous events!

We are planning to continue with the original idea of celebrating 40 years of the BBM&L (2 years late - where has that time gone!) and this will be one of the planned themes i.e. 40 year old balloons! Not that this will stop balloons of any age attending - all will be welcome as ever!

We hope you will put the date in your diaries and we look forward to making it a fantastic event and lets put Covid behind us and have a 'normal' ballooning event again!

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

We are delighted that David Hopkins has kept to his promise that the event can be held on his land at the top of Fen Road, Pidley (NOT at Lakeside Golf Complex as in previous years). Early days in the planning but further details will be forthcoming in due course but I am expecting the format to follow a similar pattern to previous events!

We are planning to continue with the original idea of celebrating 40 years of the BBM&L (2 years late - where has that time gone!) and this will be one of the planned themes i.e. 40 year old balloons! Not that this will stop balloons of any age attending - all will be welcome as ever!

We hope you will put the date in your diaries and we look forward to making it a fantastic event and lets put Covid behind us and have a 'normal' ballooning event again!

 

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This Day In History

1971 On this day in Murcott, Oxfordshire, was the first flight of DANTE (G-AZIP) A Cameron O-65 piloted by Don Cameron, passengers Alec Jenkinson and Roger Burnell. A flight of 14mins.The balloon's 2nd and 3rd flights took place on the same day.
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