EVENTS

 

Plans are progressing well for Inflation Day on 23 April.

Entry is now OPEN and you can find the registration form HERE.

Fingers crossed the storms will have subsided and we enjoy calm winds.

 

 

Make a note in your diary...  2nd to 4th June 2022.

Details on the website HERE.

A team of enthusiastic members will inflate a selection of balloons from the collection so put in a request for good weather.


 

 

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

This Day In History

1785

First woman to fly in UK. Pilot George Biggin, flew Mrs Letitia A Sage for a flight in a hydrogen balloon. Ascending from St Georges Field in London, and landing on Harrow Common. A distance of 48 kms (30miles) and the flight lasted 1 hour 55mins.

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