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Online Talk: ‘On a ‘Wing’ and a Prayer: The British Imperial Airship Scheme 1924-30’

March 19, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on Zoom for a new Online Talk and discover the fascinating history and ultimate tragedy of the Airships!

An iconic form of inter-war aviation, the airship dream famously met its end with the 1937 Hindenburg Disaster. However, less known is a revolutionary British programme based in Bedfordshire that intended to connect the farthest reaches of the Empire with a fleet of luxurious craft.

Building two airships, R100 and R101, the triumphs and tribulations of their development are presented, ultimately ending in one of the worst disasters to befall the British aeronautical industry.

By Rudi Newman

Joining the Talk

The talk will be held online on Zoom at 11am on Friday 19th March. Limited places are available.

Non-Annual Member Tickets: £4
Annual Member Tickets: Free

Book your ticket online here. One ticket per Zoom screen is required.

The Zoom joining details (ID & password) will be emailed to you shortly before the start of the talk. Please log on at 10.50am, ready for a prompt start at 11am.

During the talk, you will see and hear the speaker, but you will not be heard or seen on screen yourself. There will be the opportunity to ask questions via the Q&A function.

About Annual Membership

Annual members benefit from free access to our Online Talks and onsite Friday Morning Talks programmes, as well as unlimited access to the Museum galleries, gardens and cafe on standard open days and school holiday family activities. Annual memberships affected by the temporary closure of the Museum due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions will be extended once the Museum reopens.

Buy Annual Membership online here.

Support Bentley Priory Museum

As an independent charity, the past year of lockdown closure has had a huge impact on Bentley Priory Museum and we rely on your support to continue to safeguard and share the incredibly important story of Bentley Priory and the Battle of Britain.

If you enjoy this talk and would like to support the Museum with a donation, any amount great or small is hugely appreciated!



March 19, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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