Inflation Day – 24 April 2021.

Well, here we go again, exciting times, as we start the process of preparing for the next BBM&L Inflation Day – here is hoping we actually get one in 2021!
David Hopkins has kindly, and very much come to the rescue, by offering his land at Pidley for the BBM&L Inflation Day 2021 event! It will not be as we have known it for the last ten years when located at Lakeside Golf Centre, with its perfect driving range area – but we must move on! However, I am thrilled that it will be at Pidley again but located on David’s land at the back of his house, on one of the original golf courses!
The area is away from the public road, has a hard track to the planned parking area with the inflation area on one of the old fairways – and tree-lined! If the wind is blowing in the ‘wrong’ direction, there is an additional location, within the area, offering alternative shelter!
Early days, but with the venue selected it needs a date, so put the 24th April 2021 into your dairies at the first opportunity! There are a number of logistical arrangements for us to ‘put together’ with additional costs to take into account (not from David I might add), but hopefully they will be comparatively straightforward compared to the problems our worst enemy Covid has thrown at us in recent months! The Covid ‘rules of the day’ will have to be complied with however, and assuming we have ‘come out the other side’ of the rules we currently have, and the restrictions by April have been relaxed somewhat, all will be well!
Watch this space for further announcements!
We were exceedingly disappointed having to cancel this year’s BBM&L 40th Anniversary event, but the plan will be to make the 2021 occasion exceptional to make up for it! See you there!

The *virtual* Inflation Day 2020

The balloons pictured below all registered to attend the Inflation Day and we take our hats off to all the pilots and crews who had the date firmly written in their diaries.
It is seldom we get the chance to see these historic balloons and we send our thanks to Sandy Mitchell and Tim Turner for the photographs.

We had ten Hoppers registered up to the date of cancellation, otherwise you may be sure we would have seen many more on the day.

We were looking forward to celebrating 40 Years of the Museum Line-Up – balloons registered in the Museum’s birth year 1979, mostly Museum balloons plus one or two others …

The Inflation Day is traditionally a good day to raise funds for the Museum so we are thinking of ways of boosting the kitty whilst still having fun.
And of course, there is always the DONATION PAGE 🙂

Inflation Day 2020, 25th April

Inflation Day 2020 – CANCELLED.



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.




Tim Turner

BBM&L Secretary & Inflation Day Co-Ordinator

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