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On this day in 1967, the first UK modern hot air balloon, the Bristol Belle, took her maiden flight at Weston-on-the-Green, Oxon. After becoming inspired
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 THREE MEN IN A BALLOON are airborne and starting a most magnificent adventure - to drift silently across the Atlantic Ocean in an open wicker
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ROGER QUILLER BARRETT 1935 - 2024. It is with particular sadness that I must report that Roger Quiller Barrett has gone to join the great
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If you're a Bridgerton watcher you have a treat in store. Series 3 has a balloon sequence. I haven't seen it ( yet) but from
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The BBM&L had a successful weekend at The Midlands Air Festival, taking our stall to introduce ballooning to the wider public. Thank you to everyone
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A quote from  our secretary ( and hard-working organiser) Tim Turner.... "...What a day - beyond all our beliefs with the weather forecast as was
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The picture shows a surprised and delighted Angela Lickorish being presented with a BBAC Diploma by President Don Cameron at the AGM. The Diploma is
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On this International Women’s Day we wanted to highlight an extraordinary woman in the world of ballooning. Sophie Blanchard (1778 – 1819) was not only
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Although it has not felt much like it recently, Spring is almost here, and lovely sunny daffodils are appearing up and down the country. This
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Happy Valentine’s Day – Love is in the Air! Just to remind you it’s also a Leap Year and although this may sound a bit
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On 3 February, 1902, Robert F. Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition was on its way back to McMurdo Sound in the Ross Sea of Antarctica.
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  Happy #NationalPuzzleDay. Here's a tiny selection of the many jigsaw puzzles we have in our collection. An interesting fact: John Spilsbury ( 1739 –
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