Celebrating North Lincolnshire’s aviation history

A history of aviation.
A history of aviation.

A celebration of North Lincolnshire’s aviation heritage will be celebrated in August with a talk by a respected retired RAF engineer.

Bill Taylor will give a talk on the wartime airfields in Northern Lincolnshire at Worlaby Village Hall on Friday August 16 from 7pm.

The talk will give people a great insight into the history of the airfields in North Lincolnshire.

Mr Taylor is a highly respected aviation historian who has written a number of books on aviation topics and is co-author of ‘The Airfields of Lincolnshire since 1912’.

He also helped to establish De Havilland Support Ltd and has provided engineering support for classic aircrafts such as the De Havilland, the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk.

Tickets for the event are £5 and are on sale now, this includes refreshments. If you would like to attend you can buy your ticket from Brigg Tourist Information centre (call 01652 657053) or Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre, Barton (call 01652 631500).

A North Lincolnshire Council spokeswoman, said: “This wonderful project was launched thanks to funding from Northern Lincolnshire Local Action Group (NLLAG) and the LEADER programme. It is the perfect way to commemorate the aviation history in this area. We are continually looking at ways to expand the project, so we would love people to share their memories of the airfields.

“The event is going to be fascinating with Bill Taylor sharing his wealth of knowledge on the airfields of northern Lincolnshire. Make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful occasion and buy your ticket today.”

For more information about the Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Project please call 01652 657053 or visit the website (www.nlaviationheritage.com/).