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Hope air museum will take flight in Boston

Boston Aerodrome looking to start a new museum dedicated to Boston's aviation history - in empty hangar on site.  Councillor Yvonne Gunter (portfolio for tourism open spaces and parks) and  CFI Chief Flying Instructor Chris Hasell pictured in a with an Icarus C42 EMN-141205-170859001

Boston Aerodrome looking to start a new museum dedicated to Boston's aviation history - in empty hangar on site. Councillor Yvonne Gunter (portfolio for tourism open spaces and parks) and CFI Chief Flying Instructor Chris Hasell pictured in a with an Icarus C42 EMN-141205-170859001

A new project is hoping to soar into the public’s imagination to celebrate Boston’s aviation history.

Members of Boston Aerodrome and flying enthusiasts are hoping to create a museum at the site which aims to dive into its history.

The Aerodrome Museum will be placed in a disused hangar on the airfield which was used for crop spraying planes in the 1940s.

Exhibits, including planes, are already waiting for the project to get the green light.

Portfolio holder for tourism at Boston Borough Council Coun Yvonne Gunter has visited the site and said she backs the project, adding she would do what she could to help get it off the ground.

She said: “I think it’s a very exciting project and it will be good for Boston and for tourism.”

Following the successful negotiation of grant funding and a lease it is hoped to start work on the museum early next year and organisers hope it will land Boston firmly on the Aviation Heritage Trail in Lincolnshire.

Information to be featured will include news articles includes a visit from Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus in 1933 and a visit by the world-famous Bleriot monoplane in 1913 – which sustained damage when it taxied into a hedge.

The museum group is appealing for pictures, stories, memorabilia or anything linked to the Aerodrome. To contact them visit www.bostonaerodromemuseum.co.uk

 

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