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Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

Lincolnshire’s Aviation Oral History Stories

Commencing on Thursday 17th January 2013, visitors are being invited to arrange to attend the Lincolnshire Archives to listen to the county’s Aviation Oral History Stories.

These stories from World War II and the Cold War era have been recorded as part of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire’s (AHL) “Shouting The Odds” project. These oral histories were a significant part of AHL’s remit for their aviation heritage programme, which is funded by an award of £436,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Funding from AHL has purchased new sets of listening equipment, which will enable visitors to the Lincolnshire Archives to hear the fascinating stories that detail the county’s diverse aviation heritage. Some of the stories can also be accessed via the Oral History tab on the AHL website at www.aviationheritagelincolnshire.com

The Lincolnshire Archives are located on St. Rumbold Street in Lincoln; and it is suggested that anyone wishing to visit the Archives telephones 01522 782040 to book in advance of their visit, which should avoid disappointment with availability of the recordings.

A new oral history focus for the AHL team will be in the post-World War II era of the Cold War, with the V-Bomber squadrons of the V-Force, plus the Thor and Bloodhound missile crews. This latest work will include the following Lincolnshire bases:

RAF Coningsby
RAF Scampton
RAF Waddington
RAF Hemswell
RAF Coleby Grange
RAF Bardney
RAF Caistor
RAF Ludford Magna
RAF Dunholme Lodge
RAF North Coates
RAF Woodhall Spa
RAF Barkston Heath.

From 7th January 2013, members of the AHL team will themselves be located at the Lincolnshire Archives, St. Rumbold Street, Lincoln LN2 5AB. Form this time their new email addresses will be:

phil.bonner@lincolnshire.gov.uk (Mobile: 07584 216891)
dave.harrigan@lincolnshire.gov.uk (Mobile: 07584 216890)

The new landline numbers will be issued in the New Year.
Website: www.aviationheritagelincolnshire.com
Twitter: @aviationlincs

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