Partnership working at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
We are grateful to the following key partners who are helping us to achieve our aims of explaining the history of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome:
The BAFS collection consists of World War 1 representative replica aircraft, used for demonstrations and flying purposes, as well as genuine WW1 memorabilia and equipment.
The trust is an offshoot of a parent trust in New Zealand chaired by Sir Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit). The parent trust has loaned WAHT four aircraft – two BE2es, an Albatros, and a Bentley rotary engine-powered Snipe - built in Wellington NZ by The Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL). TVAL operate the aircraft at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome and they are crafted exactly to their early 20th century designs – no brakes, little steering on the ground, one magneto, Irish linen, and very limited control authority in the early models. Sir Peter Jackson's insistence on authenticity in the production of the TVAL aircraft exactly complements the attention to detail which is the hallmark of the preservation work underway at Stow Maries.
We have been given an annual grant for a period of 10 years to enable entry and higher level stewardship of the site and provision of food for migrating and indigenous bird populations. This is a tripartite arrangement which also includes Writtle College.
We are working in partnership with the university to provide student internships and project development for research, digital interpretation, and more.
Work is in progress to deliver apprenticeships across a range of specialised areas.
It is envisaged further partnerships will be developed over the next five years.
Free Entry to the Aerodrome and Donate if you Wish
03.06.17 - 03.06.17
A monthly activity day at Stow Maries for 8-14 year olds to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets
More details to follow...
Like Planes? Like Wine? Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome has twined itself with Newhall Wines.
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It was wonderful to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to our World War 1 Aerodrome near Maldon last week. He was genuinely interested in the work of our fantastic volunteers – who toiled...