EVENTS

Inflation Day 2020

We are pleased to say the location is once again to be Lakeside Lodge at Pidley, now under new management. David Hopkins has completed the sale of Lakeside Lodge and with his valued help we have secured the use of the site from the new owners for our event. This was welcome news as the site is a perfect and popular location, with pilots and enthusiasts alike!

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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

1784

Italian Chevalier Paul Andreani constructed a sperical balloon about 68feet diameter, made of linen and line in paper, and suspended a brazier beneath it. It took 15minutes to inflate and Andreani and two assistants ascended from Montsucco, near Milan and flew for 20minutes. This was the first balloon flight in Italy Source: FAI 120

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