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Shuttleworth Collection Tour


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Join us on this guided tour depicting the history of the aeroplane during its exciting years of rapid development from the early days of flight in the 1900s, through two world wars as fighting machines, and into the 1950s.

Date and Time

06 April 2013 - 10:00-12:00


Nr. Biggleswade, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire local network.

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The collection depicts the history of flight from the early 1900s to the 1950s and shows how the aeroplane operated in the pioneering years, was rapidly developed through necessity during World War I, was used for sport, pleasure and business in the 1920s and 30s and once again became a fighting machine in World War II.

The Collection is situated at Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, one of the few traditional all grass aerodromes still in regular use, and is displayed in eight hangars, which include a workshop hangar giving the visitor a chance to view restoration and maintenance in progress. There is also a vehicle section, displaying vintage and veteran cars, motorcycles and bicycles and, from a bygone era, the coach room with horse drawn carriages. The rural surroundings help to recreate a charismatic atmosphere and the feeling of stepping back into the 1920s/30s.


10am start
12pm approximate finish

Tea and coffee on arrival

Registration information

Registration is essential. Please do so via the link provided.


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