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Updated: 24 Jan 12

At the Queen’s Hall, Binbrook
21st April 2012 from 1.00pm

Memphis Belle Remembered - film screening and exhibits, 21 Apr 2012 at the Queen's Hall in Binbrook

Screening of the Memphis Belle, display of RAF Binbrook memorabilia and access to Binbrooks Lightning XR724

The film event’s principal aims are to raise funds and awareness for the local heritage and aviation groups, promote local history especially that which involves a connection with RAF Binbrook, bring together as many local stories and histories as possible and fundraise for both the Binbrook and Brookenby Queen’s Diamond Jubilee parties.

The main event is being held in and around the Queen’s Hall, Binbrook but we have invited the local aviation groups to open up their site on the old airfield, now home to the Lightning aircraft XR724.

At the Queen’s Hall itself we have been offered the Lightning Association’s Lightning cockpit and simulator for display. Other static displays will include memorabilia connected with RAF Binbrook and information on heritage museums and groups in the area.

For those who want more detailed information there will be a series of half hour talks covering such topics as the last days of RAF Binbrook, Air Traffic Control, the real stars of the Memphis Belle and stories of being an extra on the film.

We will also have two short tours of the area visiting RAF Kelstern and RAF Ludford Magna.

Part of the idea of the event is to involve other community organisations and we are pleased to have the local drama society, The Limelight Theatre Group, presenting a short ‘period’ play. Following on from this will be the Jazz Beans, a swing/jazz band playing a selection of 40’s classics. The local school will be involved as too the air cadets from Market Rasen Air Training Corps.

Throughout the afternoon the bar will be open for your liquid refreshments. It is run by volunteers and the profits from the bar go to worthwhile causes.

We will then close the hall to the general public to enable the ticketed film and buffet to commence. The buffet will have a hint of rationed Britain and ‘goodtime’ USA about it. We will then run the 1990 Memphis Belle film and then we will finish the day’s events with the wartime documentary which inspired the later film.

Ticket prices are as follows.
Adult entry to the Hall £2
Under 16 Free
Adult entry + films & buffet £10 (Must be booked in advance)
Under 16 entry + films & buffet £5 (Must be booked in advance)

Respectful period dress welcomed.

Due to the voluntary nature of the exhibitors these events maybe liable to change without notice. We will do our utmost to ensure this is not the case so please be understanding.

>>> Please visit the RAF Binbrook Local Heritage Site for updates <<<

Reposted to RAF-Lincolnshire.info on behalf of Jon Ives

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