“To Fly like the Birds” + Malmesbury & 20th Century Aviation

“To Fly like the Birds” + Malmesbury & 20th Century Aviation

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£17.26

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The Rausing Building - Old Moravian Church

Oxford Street

Malmesbury

SN16 9AX

United Kingdom

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Two talks by Bill Reed and Charles Vernon

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“To Fly like the Birds”

A talk by Bill Reed - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

How Elmer’s flight was re-enacted. A Talk by award-winning Bill Reed of Athelstan Museum

Malmesbury & 20th Century Aviation

A Talk by Charles Vernon - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

The story of proposals for the town's own airfield and those built nearby. How the danger of air raids led to the black out in both World Wars and the extent of local bomb damage. The exploits of some aviators who came from the town and the tragedy of local aircraft accidents.

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