High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators
Saturday 1 April to Sunday 24 September 2017
Opening this weekend, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s latest exhibition – High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators will open to the public telling the stories of female aviators from around the world. The exhibition will enable visitors to discover these remarkable women and their love of flight, speed, adventure and service for their countries.
Equally important, the exhibition examines their struggles and rebellion against the conventions of their respective times, in order to realise their dreams; and how they fearlessly took to the air when aviation was a far greater risk than it is today. It will also show that wealth or indeed a lack of it was not an inhibitor of their ambitions.
Featured women include:
The exhibition will also highlight the role women played in nursing wounded aircrew, against the conventions of the day.
This exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 24 September 2017. Admission is free.
For more information about this exhibition please contact Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum on 0159 488490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum please visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk
North Kesteven District Council’s visitor venues will soon be open 7 days a week, ready to start the summer season
From Saturday 1 April, visitors can enjoy extended opening hours at Cogglesford Watermill and Navigation House in Sleaford, and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum in North Rauceby.
Each venue has a distinctive story linking the site to local history, capturing the imagination of visitors young and old and giving people the opportunity to learn about local heritage.
Hours are as follows:
East Road, Sleaford, NG34 7EQ
Open Monday to Friday, 12 to 4pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am to 4.30pm.
Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW
Open Monday to Friday, 12 to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4.30pm. Bank Holidays, 11am to 4pm.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, NG34 8QR
Open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm.
Economic Development Project Officer, Sally Porter said: ‘We’re really looking forward to this year’s summer season. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to give visitors a great experience and we look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors to the district.’
‘Our venues were exceptionally popular last year which has resulted in some new developments, including a new shop at Navigation House, and improvements to the shop and refreshment seating area at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum will also open their new exhibition High Flying: Pioneering Aviators which showcases the remarkable women who fought against adversity to achieve aviation history.
This exhibition is open from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 24 September. For more information please visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk
For more information about any of these venues please contact the Tourism Team at North Kesteven District Council on 01529 308102 or email email@example.com. Alternatively visit www.heartoflincs.com
The Natural World Centre’s annual photographic competition is to return this April giving visitors the chance to snap up some great prizes whilst snapping their favourite spots of Whisby Nature Reserve.
This year marks the 8th annual Photographic Competition at The Natural World Centre and is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the sunny weather whilst you walk around Whisby Nature Reserve, capturing the beautiful flora and fauna through the camera lens.
This year’s competition will be sponsored by Guildhall Studios and will open to the public on Saturday 22 April. This year will have four categories independently judged with short listed entries being displayed in the Boardwalk Bistro at the Natural World Centre during October. Visitors will also have their chance to vote for their favourite which will become the face of the 2018 Calendar which will go on sale in the shop.
Entries are being accepted from Saturday 22 April. It is FREE to enter and is open to all ages with a limit of four entries per person. All photographs must be taken within the Whisby Nature Reserve.
For more information or for an application pack, please contact the centre on 01522 688868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For regular updates on events and activities, find The Natural World Centre on Facebook or follow @WhisbyNatureP on Twitter.
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