31 AUGUST 2020


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Article from BTNews 31 AUGUST 2020

Brooklands open and more

Friday 4 September will see a memorial service at the Brooklands Museum for the 88 civilians killed at the then Vickers Aviation plant in a German Air Raid on 4 September 1940.  At that time the site was manufacturing Wellington Bombers and Hawker Hurricanes for the Battle of Britain.

The museum is commemorating this anniversary with the opening of the new Air Raid Shelter Walkthrough Experience which features the images and voices of the men and women who survived the attack.  The exhibit has been funded by BAE Systems, formerly British Aerospace Corporation including Vickers Armstrong. 

The unexpected attack came as many workers were enjoying their lunch outside or queuing up to clock-in for their afternoon shift, in a workshop that was directly hit. Workers at the Vickers Factory were accustomed to the sound of aircraft overhead and as such the air-raid siren was tragically not sounded in time.

Brooklands is now open Thursday−Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday (31 August).  Visitors must pre-book.


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