A new Aviation Heritage Festival is coming to North Lincolnshire later this year. We are looking for groups and organisations to help us tell the northern Lincolnshire aviation story from World War One to the present day. Could you help?
The festival, which will embrace our aviation heritage from the early 20th century to now, will take place on 16 July at Skydive Hibaldstow. Events of the past will be brought to life, to educate visitors and celebrate aviation in our area.
To tell this story we need the help of local, regional and national groups and organisations. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Vicki Brooks on 01724 297774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A spokesperson at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This festival is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the story of northern Lincolnshire’s aviation heritage. Visitors from near and far can celebrate the brave efforts of those who fought for our freedom during the wars.
“If you or your organisation may be able to help, please get in touch with Vicki. You can help us inspire the aircrew and engineers of the future, by getting involved with the festival and by influencing an educational programme to tie in with the national curriculum.
NF ADDS: There were WW2 fighters based at the airfields in Hibaldstow and Kirton Lindsey, while bomber stations included Elsham and Kirmington. Many airmen used pubs in Brigg - during and after the war. So did women from local bases.