The Filey Bay Initiative secure the future of Robert Blackburn's original hanger
It is with thanks to the foresight and hard work of the Filey Bay Initiative, that the future of the original hanger that Robert Blackburn used in his groundbreaking aeronautical development is secured.
The hanger was part of the Blackburn Flying School and was situated close to Filey's sands before being sold and moved to a new location in Hunmanby. Following an appeal on Radio York and in the local Press, the Brough Heritage Group have pledged funding for its eventual reconstruction at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
Donations are being sought by the Initiative to be put towards the Hanger Restoration Project, for the reconstruction work at the Yorkshire Air museum. Any donations will be gratefully received, and cheques should be made payable to The Filey Bay Initiative and sent to:
Filey Bay Initiative
c/o Filey Town Council
Or please email AileenNewbury@aol.com who will be pleased to hear from interested parties.
More information as at 10 July 2011
Robert Blackburn built the hanger and a bungalow for staff between Hunmanby Gap and Primrose Valley overlooking the sands that he flew from. Moving the hanger from its present location in Hunmanby to the Elvington museum is set to cost £8100.00. The current fundraising total stands at £7000.00 and Aileen Newbury, Chairman of the Filey Bay Initiative said that she hoped that local people could come forward to help the appeal to maintain the hanger.