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Concorde wins £4.4m funding for new museum

THE money from the Heritage Lottery Fund represents a giant step to achieving a permanent home for both Concorde and the Bristol Aero Museum.

The trustees of the fund are absolutely right in recognising Bristol’s unique position in this country’s aviation history.

And their contribution, together with those from Rolls-Royce, Airbus, BAE and GKN, means the scheme to convert two of the old hangars on the edge of Filton airfield into a Bristol aircraft museum will be realised.

The fund is almost two thirds of the way towards its target.

Surely now the remaining £5 million can be raised through donations and bequests.

After all, giving money is less of a donation and more of an investment in telling the story of Bristol’s part in the history of aviation.

For this city has been involved in manned flight virtually from the start.

It has so often been at the forefront of innovation in aircraft technology and design.

And in Concorde Bristol has been involved in creating one of the most beautiful aircraft ever.

These are Bristol’s greatest technical triumphs and they deserve to be celebrated.

The new museum will ensure that happens

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