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Happy New Year! By CEO Ian Flint

2019 is upon us! 2018 was a successful year.

We have made great steps to saving more buildings on the Aerodrome – the major driver of our project. We have successfully increased our volunteer numbers. We have won awards from major funding bodies and are working on more. We now have three permanent exhibitions, and we’re working on two more. The visitor numbers are shooting up, and our events are more popular than ever. Take a look at YouTube and it will give you a snap shot of what they are like. We have welcomed thousands of new visitors, as well as thousands of friends. How can we top that?!?!?

It s not going to be easy – but with your help we can! Have a look at Stow Marie's Website Fancy coming to an event? Keep an eye on there! If you would like to take part in an event, as a volunteer or as an exhibitor, please do get in touch! Contact Events as soon as you can!

In 2018 we were overjoyed that Maldon District Council agreed to increase the numbers of aircraft we can welcome to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. This is a brilliant step in securing the long term sustainability of the Aerodrome. If any pilots of single engine, fixed wing light aircraft would like to visit, please contact us! Check  How to find us for information. I regret to confirm that we cannot welcome Twins, Microlights, Gyros or Rotary aircraft.

Our supporters are growing. With Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex Mrs Jenny Tolhurst, Dr Saul David and Dan Snow as Patrons, the word is going out: Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a place of importance that you need to know! We want to work with local businesses and authorities to make 2019 as successful as 2018! Can your business support us?

Anyway – I better get on. I’ll be updating this blog monthly from now on – so keep watching!!


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