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North Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Festival

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September 30, 2018

Supported by the council, Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Forum and Skydive Hibaldstow are working together to host the festival at the former RAF Hibaldstow airfield from 10am to 4pm.

The event will celebrate the eight airfields across Northern Lincolnshire and focus on the aviation history of the area.

The story of Northern Lincolnshire’s heritage from World War One to the present day will be told throughout the day.

Throughout the day you’ll be entertained with live music from Lady Kingsnorth and George Formby Experience. There will also be a range of food, drink, charity and trade stalls, including:

Stalls include:

  • Pizza Da Angelo
  • Coffee on the Run
  • Roe’s Farm Dairy
  • Jamie’s Sweet Emporium
  • Dinky Donuts
  • Hog Roast Lincolnshire
  • On Yer Bike ice cream
  • Fabulously Fruity Wine
  • Usborne Books
  • Tina Johnson selling ladies clothes, hats, shoes and Army and Navy clothes
  • RSPB
  • Bike Tours for the Wounded
  • Plus many more

A memorial ceremony is planned at 3.30pm. This is one of eight memorial ceremonies planned for each airfield across Northern Lincolnshire. It is a unique tribute for the RAF 100 commemoration, remembering the role that the personnel of these airfields played in both World War One and World War Two, in particular those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage, Hibaldstow History Group, North Lindsey College, Lincolnshire Aviation Society and RNAS North Killingholme will have exhibitions on display.

You’ll be able to have a go in the Spitfire cockpit simulator and take a look at a range of classic cars and wartime transport on display.

You can also watch skydives taking place throughout the day. There will also be children’s activities throughout the day and airsoft.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre will be providing a range of craft activities throughout the day.

Hibaldstow Astronomical Society will be there promoting the science of astronomy with a display of telescopes including the ability to view the sun safely, giving a view of the sun normally only seen at a total eclipse.

The festival is free but any donations are welcomed. All proceeds will go to the Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Forum to help with the continued success of the festival.

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