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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! By Ian Flint CEO

Hello Everyone.

Merry Christmas!

The festive season is upon us, and I’m sure you are all tucking into the chocolates. Good! You deserve it!

We’re right there with you – Santa is in full swing at Stow, and there are some places left at our Christmas Lunch. Have a look at Events and get your tickets before they sell out. While you are there you will notice that the very successful Escape Room is back with live New Year dates. We’ll be putting up dates for the Blacksmithing courses too – starting in March. Keep your eye on that!

We’re getting ready, after our Christmas festivities, to close for our Winter break. The dates are pretty straight forward.

Saturday 21st December will be the last date the site will be open to the public in 2019.

We open again on Saturday 15th February at 10am. We will be open every Saturday and Sunday until Easter. Then, from Easter, we will be open Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all through the Summer.

Perhaps you would like to bring a group on site? We have some great packages on offer. Get in touch, because these book up really quickly and are very popular. E-mail us at for details.

Perhaps you would like to fly in? We are VERY happy to see pilots flying in. Call us on 07944 292432 to arrange Prior permission (a vital legal requirement) and we’ll give you a briefing. You can text that number too, so its so easy!

While we’re on the subject of pilots – we are also able to offer hangarage. Maybe you are looking to base your aircraft at a unique heritage site? Our rates are VERY reasonable. Drop us a line. We’d love to talk.

2020 is already looking like a very busy year. 2019 was the most successful year in the history of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. We have had some great successes, including winning the Queen's volunteering Award, launching the countries first WW1 Escape Room and hosting our most successful Wings & Wheels event in the sites history.

The 2020 season is looking pretty special already, with some great events, sponsors and partnerships already lined up. We can’t wait! A new exhibition arriving– with international partners, new objects, and a positive result to our application for Museum accreditation are all on the cards. Fancy being part of this? We want to bring in MORE volunteers to build on the amazing, award-winning performance this year. Can you help? Have a quick look at volunteering

We need you to spread the word, though. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Tell everyone!

In closing, on behalf of the team – Trustees, Volunteers, Staff and myself – thank you to all of our 2019 supporters, funders and visitors. We can’t do this without you, and the journey has only just begun. Lets look forward to a great New Year.

Peace and love to you and yours.

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