Have a look at this brochure if you haven’t already seen it:
This is what we could have in the old Airspeed (Reynard’s) building in Piccadilly. I first included the brochure on here back in 2011, and as there’s a lot more interest now than there was then, I thought I’d mention it again.
The Yorkshire Air Museum plan is being referred to as an ‘Airspeed Museum’. Which makes it sound a bit dull. Like it’s going to be glass display cases with bits of old aircraft in.
It’s far more interesting and wide-ranging than that, as the brochure shows. About conveying the spirit of the times. And with more glamour than you might have expected.
The Yorkshire Air Museum haven’t just popped up now because the building is under threat of demolition – they’ve been trying to arrange its reuse for years. Previous councils didn’t help them and this council wants to demolish the place to build a hotel.
This looks far more interesting, doesn’t it.