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Aircraft in Yate

Date: Thu. 19 Sep, 2019 10:30 am - Sat. 2 Nov, 2019 4:30 pm

To mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War we arecovering the proud history of aircraft manufacture in Yate from the erection of the First World War Aircraft Repair Depot to the aeroplane gun turrets used in the Second World War. The exhibition will feature parts of the Hendy Aircraft Collection including historic models and photographs from Ian Long and the Henderson family. Part funded by Whirlpool.  


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