expert relocation of our 1988 replica of Alliott Verdon Roe’s first aeroplane shed of 1907 to the extreme south east corner of the Museum site by Andy Bond, Rick Nightingale and other Promow Landscapes Ltd contractors. Their task was not helped by the facts that the shed was never designed to be dismantled and the ground levels differed in its new position. The late Mike Beach’s Roe 1 biplane replica will soon be moved back inside the building from its temporary home in the Vimy Pavilion.

Meanwhile the construction of a splendid new

replica of the 1907 Scoreboard in the Paddock, masterminded by local quantity surveyor Iain Stevenson and Glasgow-based main contractor GMACK, began with the concrete foundation slab being laid in June. The woodwork was sub- contracted to Oakwrights Ltd of Farnham whose staff began assembly of the observation platform, stairs, railings and ground floor shed on 19th July. The impressive 30 feet (9.5 metres) high riveted lattice steel columns were fabricated in Bristol by the Ainscough Group and with a successful trial assembly there inspected by Allan Winn and myself on 21st July, subsequently delivered and erected in early August. Funded by the Brooklands Trust Members, this distinctive white-

Paddock Scoreboard under construction (Julian Temple).

painted original feature of the Paddock was in use throughout Brooklands’ motor racing years (and significantly modified in 1930 to match the Clubhouse’s external modernisation) and was duly opened at the Brooklands Reunion on 13th August.

Almost 20 new replica white wooden barriers

have recently been constructed by Surrey County Council’s Youth Support Service personnel and painted by the late Peter Bolton, Don Cameron and several other volunteers who have also made a similar number themselves. Similar to the original crowd barriers used at Brooklands from 1907-39, these have already been deployed on the newly-restored Finishing Straight and else- where as authentic alternatives to their modern metal equivalents. More are already ordered and most surviving replica barriers built during the Museum’s formative years have now been withdrawn from use for repair or replacement. There has been a slow response to our request for help with gardening work but we have had one new volunteer to help keep the Memorial Garden in a more permanent state of tidiness and calm. Helen Heron, the wife of an existing volunteer, has recently been bringing the Garden back under control and hopes to continue the work of previous volunteers in making this area a peaceful and reflective place to enjoy. Helen badly needs more help, especially with watering plants on a weekly basis in dry weather, so please contact John Silver if you might be interested.

Heritage work

Regular assistance is still being given by Estates and Heritage staff and volunteers to support our contractors, curators and other volunteers working on the Brooklands Aircraft Factory project. Having continued to liaise with and assist the main building contractor Brymor with its final repairs to the Finishing Straight in early June and tarmac laying and tidying up in July, we have also resolved various outstanding drainage issues on the Finishing Straight, restored public access to the underground air raid shelter on the


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