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Newark Air Museum History book published


Back in the early 1960s the founders of the Newark Air Museum were in the vanguard of organisations in the UK that aimed to save and eventually display to the public items from the country’s aviation heritage.

After several years of detailed research, Colin Savill BA (Hons) has written a new history of the Newark Air Museum. The book has just been published by the Newark (Notts & Lincs) Air Museum, which is located on part of the former RAF Winthorpe airfield site.

The book is entitled Preservation Pioneers Newark Air Museum 1963 – 2015 and the book charts the museum’s history since its founding days back in 1963 through to 2015. The first airframe remains acquired were those of a Westland Wallace biplane that was saved from woods near RAF Cranwell, Lincs.

It has been compiled in a diary format to illustrate how the museum has developed from saving a single airframe in 1963, through to holding a diverse collection from across the history of aviation to become one of the largest volunteer managed aviation museums in the United Kingdom.

The book (ISBN 978-0-9500341-8-8) is in a softback format; 148 pages (paper weight: 130gsm); circa 50 black & white photographs and more than 115 colour photographs; and includes a Foreword by the museum’s President, Mich Stevenson OBE DL

Copies of the book are now available to purchase from the Museum Shop and they cost £12.00 each. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy can visit the museum between 10am and 4pm daily and you do not need to pay a museum admission fee if you just wish to shop. Copies are also available by mail order – please check for rates; telephone 01636 707170.

A book signing event will take place at the museum on Saturday 10th December 2016, between 10am and 3pm when Colin will be on hand to sign copies of the book and to discuss aspects of his research.

Posted on 22 November 2016

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