not far from Le Mans. This is a street circuit festival of all things pre-1950 motoring and motorcycling. The hospitality was typically French, with a street party at tables set along the length of the main street on Friday evening. During the day on Saturday there were two runs and the cobbled surface of the town centre circuit was uncomfortable on 1930s bikes with no real springing. A further run by street lights after dark

on Saturday evening was a slight improvement... as Michael Digby said, “At least you couldn’t see where the potholes were!” On Sunday there were another two runs of six laps each before it was time to pack for home. And so ended a busy and trouble-free month for the team, having spread the Brooklands word far and wide and had a jolly good time doing it! Michael Sands



The recently cleaned and painted Wellington is moved to the re-positioned Hangar (Allan Winn).

Brymor, the main contractor for the disman- tling, restoration and re-erection of the Hangar, finished on site at the end of July apart from snagging, with one of the final jobs being the laying of tarmac down the side and in front of the Hangar to finish off the landscaping. The Finishing Straight was successfully re-opened on 17th June at the Double Twelve Motorsport Festival and there is a full report on this elsewhere in this Bulletin. Elmwood Projects have been working on the exhibition fit-out for a couple of months and arrived on site on 31st July. They have been working closely with the exhibition designers, Ralph Applebaum, to complete final drawings for construction. The Valiant cockpit was moved into the Hangar some time ago and was joined in late July by the Wellington bomber, as the temporary pavilion which had been its home for the last few months was due to be dismantled and returned. The camouflage on the Wellington has been repainted by its Volunteer team together with the front and rear turrets and undercarriage doors, and the whole aircraft thoroughly cleaned –


further details of this restoration are on a blog on the Museum website. Display cases, artefacts and more aircraft will start to be installed in the Hangar soon, with the fit-out due to be completed by the end of September. It is hoped to open the new displays for the October half-term, with a formal opening in November. Apart from telling the stories of the Brooklands

aircraft factories, the main aims of the new exhibitions are to engage visitors through interactive activities so they can discover for themselves the techniques and skills involved in aircraft manufacturing and to inspire new generations to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To achieve these aims we have contracted AIVAF, who are specialist interactive fabricators with over 30 years of experience in developing such exhibits. They are working collaboratively with the Curatorial and Learning Teams to develop original exhibits that will allow visitors to experience first-hand some of the activities that went on inside aircraft factories. On their arrival in the Hangar, visitors will be

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